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# (8) The Spoils of War (Al-Anfal)

Compared Translations of the meaning of the Quran - Sura 8
al-Anfal - The Spoils of War
Total Verses: 75


al-Anfal 008:001

8:1 سورة الانفال بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم يسألونك عن الانفال قل الانفال لله والرسول فاتقوا الله واصلحوا ذات بينكم واطيعوا الله ورسوله ان كنتم مؤمنين


TransliterationYas-aloonaka AAani al-anfali quli al-anfalu lillahi waalrrasooli faittaqoo Allaha waaslihoo thata baynikum waateeAAoo Allaha warasoolahu in kuntum mu/mineena
LiteralThey ask/question you about the spoils/gifts . Say: "The spoils/gifts (are) to God and the messenger, so fear and obey God and correct/repair that what is between you, and obey God and His messenger, if you were believing."

Yusuf AliThey ask thee concerning (things taken as) spoils of war. Say: "(such) spoils are at the disposal of Allah and the Messenger: So fear Allah, and keep straight the relations between yourselves: Obey Allah and His Messenger, if ye do believe."
PickthalThey ask thee (O Muhammad) of the spoils of war. Say: The spoils of war belong to Allah and the messenger, so keep your duty to Allah, and adjust the matter of your difference, and obey Allah and His messenger, if ye are (true) believers.
Arberry They will question thee concerning the spoils. Say: 'The spoils belong to God and the Messenger; so fear you God, and set things right between you, and obey you God and His Messenger, if you are believers.'
ShakirThey ask you about the windfalls. Say: The windfalls are for Allah and the Messenger. So be careful of (your duty to) Allah and set aright matters of your difference, and obey Allah and His Messenger if you are believers.
SarwarThey (the believers) ask you (Muhammad) about the booty captured (from the enemies) during a war. Tell them, "It belongs to God and the Messengers. If you have faith, have fear of God. Settle the disputes among yourselves and obey God and His Messengers."
KhalifaThey consult you about the spoils of war. Say, "The spoils of war belong to GOD and the messenger." You shall observe GOD, exhort one another to be righteous, and obey GOD and His messenger, if you are believers.
Hilali/KhanThey ask you (O Muhammad SAW) about the spoils of war. Say: "The spoils are for Allah and the Messenger." So fear Allah and adjust all matters of difference among you, and obey Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad SAW), if you are believers.
H/K/SaheehThey ask you, [O Muúammad], about the bounties [of war]. Say, "The [decision concerning] bounties is for Allah and the Messenger." So fear Allah and amend that which is between you and obey Allah and His Messenger, if you should be believers.
MalikThey ask you about booty (spoils of war). Tell them: "The Booty belongs to Allah and His Messenger: so fear Allah, end your disputes, and correct the relations among yourselves: obey Allah and His Messenger if you are true believers."[1]
QXPThey ask you (O Messenger), about the spoils of war. Say, "The spoils of war belong to Allah and the Messenger (The Central Authority). Be mindful of Allah's Commands and maintain the bonds of brotherhood among you. Obey Allah and the Messenger if you are believers.
Maulana AliThey ask thee about voluntary gifts. Say: Voluntary gifts are for Allah and the Messenger. So keep your duty to Allah and set aright your differences, and obey Allah and His Messenger, if you are believers.
Free MindsThey ask you regarding the spoils of war, Say: "The spoils of war are for God and the messenger." So be aware of God, and be upright in matters between you; and obey God and His messenger if you are believers.
Qaribullah They ask you about the spoils (of war). Say: 'The spoils belong to Allah and the Messenger. Therefore, have fear of Allah and set things right between you. Obey Allah and His Messenger, if you are believers. '

George SaleThey will ask thee concerning the spoils: Answer, the division of the spoils belongeth unto God and the Apostle. Therefore fear God, and compose the matter amicably among you; and obey God and his Apostle, if ye are true believers.
JM RodwellTHEY will question thee about THE SPOILS. SAY: The spoils are God's and the apostle's. Therefore, fear God, and settle this among yourselves; and obey God and his apostle, if you are believers.

AsadTHEY WILL ASK thee about the spoils of war. Say: "All spoils of war belong to God and the Apostle." Remain, then, conscious of God, and keep alive the bonds of brotherhood among yourselves,' and pay heed unto God and His Apostle, if you are [truly] believers!



al-Anfal 008:002

8:2 انما المؤمنون الذين اذا ذكر الله وجلت قلوبهم واذا تليت عليهم اياته زادتهم ايمانا وعلى ربهم يتوكلون


TransliterationInnama almu/minoona allatheena itha thukira Allahu wajilat quloobuhum wa-itha tuliyat AAalayhim ayatuhu zadat-hum eemanan waAAala rabbihim yatawakkaloona
LiteralBut the believers (are) those who if God was mentioned/remembered/praised their hearts/minds become afraid/apprehensive, and if His verses/evidences were read/recited on them, it increased them faith/belief, and on their Lord they depend/trust in .

Yusuf AliFor, Believers are those who, when Allah is mentioned, feel a tremor in their hearts, and when they hear His signs rehearsed, find their faith strengthened, and put (all) their trust in their Lord;
PickthalThey only are the (true) believers whose hearts feel fear when Allah is mentioned, and when His revelations are recited unto them they increase their faith, and who trust in their Lord;
Arberry Those only are believers who, when God is mentioned, their hearts quake, and when His signs are recited to them, it increases them in faith, and in their Lord they put their trust,
ShakirThose only are believers whose hearts become full of fear when Allah is mentioned, and when His communications are recited to them they increase them in faith, and in their Lord do they trust.
SarwarWhen God is mentioned, the true believers begin to feel fear of Him in their hearts and when His revelations are recited to them their faith strengthens. In God alone do they trust.
KhalifaThe true believers are those whose hearts tremble when GOD is mentioned, and when His revelations are recited to them, their faith is strengthened, and they trust in their Lord.
Hilali/KhanThe believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, feel a fear in their hearts and when His Verses (this Quran) are recited unto them, they (i.e. the Verses) increase their Faith; and they put their trust in their Lord (Alone);
H/K/SaheehThe believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, their hearts become fearful, and when His verses are recited to them, it increases them in faith; and upon their Lord they rely
MalikThe true believers are those whose hearts tremble with fear, when the name of Allah is mentioned, and whose faith grows stronger as they listen to His revelations and they put their trust in their Lord,[2]
QXPThe true believers are those who feel a tremor in their hearts when Allah is mentioned. (They beat synchronously with the Commands of Allah). And when His Revelations are conveyed to them, they find their faith strengthened. They do their best and then put their trust in their Lord.
Maulana AliThey only are believers whose hearts are full of fear when Allah is mentioned, and when his messages are recited to them they increase them in faith, and in their Lord do they trust,
Free MindsThe believers are those whom, when God is mentioned, their hearts reverence; and when His revelations are recited to them, it increases their faith; and they put their trust in their Lord.
Qaribullah Indeed the believers are those whose hearts quake at the mention of Allah, and when His verses are recited to them it increased them in faith. They are those who put their trust in their Lord.

George SaleVerily the true believers are those whose hearts fear when God is mentioned, and whose faith increaseth when his signs are rehearsed unto them, and who trust in their Lord;
JM RodwellBelievers are they only whose hearts thrill with fear when God is named, and whose faith increaseth at each recital of his signs, and who put their trust in their Lord;

AsadBelievers are only they whose hearts tremble with awe whenever God is mentioned, and whose faith is strengthened whenever His messages are conveyed unto them,; and who in their Sustainer place their trust -



al-Anfal 008:003

8:3 الذين يقيمون الصلاة ومما رزقناهم ينفقون


TransliterationAllatheena yuqeemoona alssalata wamimma razaqnahum yunfiqoona
LiteralThose who keep up the prayers and from what We provided for them they spend.

Yusuf AliWho establish regular prayers and spend (freely) out of the gifts We have given them for sustenance:
PickthalWho establish worship and spend of that We have bestowed on them.
Arberry those who perform the prayer, and expend of what We have provided them,
ShakirThose who keep up prayer and spend (benevolently) out of what We have given them.
SarwarThey are steadfast in prayer and spend part of what We have given them for the cause of God.
KhalifaThey observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), and from our provisions to them, they give to charity.
Hilali/KhanWho perform As-Salat (IqamatasSalat) and spend out of that We have provided them.
H/K/SaheehThe ones who establish prayer, and from what We have provided them, they spend.
Malikwho establish Salah and spend in charity out of the sustenance which We have given them.[3]
QXPThey help establish the Divine System and keep the provision that We have given them, open for the good of humanity.
Maulana AliThose who keep up prayer and spend out of what We have given them.
Free MindsThey hold the contact-method, and from Our provisions to them they spend.
Qaribullah Those who pray steadfastly, and spend of that which We have provided them,

George Salewho observe the stated times of prayer, and give alms out of that which we have bestowed on them.
JM RodwellWho observe the prayers, and give alms out of that with which we have supplied them;

Asadthose who are constant in prayer and spend on others out of what We provide for them as sustenance :



al-Anfal 008:004

8:4 اولئك هم المؤمنون حقا لهم درجات عند ربهم ومغفرة ورزق كريم


TransliterationOla-ika humu almu/minoona haqqan lahum darajatun AAinda rabbihim wamaghfiratun warizqun kareemun
LiteralThose, those are the believers truthfully , for them stages/degrees at their Lord and forgiveness and generous provision .

Yusuf AliSuch in truth are the believers: they have grades of dignity with their Lord, and forgiveness, and generous sustenance:
PickthalThose are they who are in truth believers. For them are grades (of honour) with their Lord, and pardon, and a bountiful provision.
Arberry those in truth are the believers; they have degrees with their Lord, and forgiveness, and generous provision.
ShakirThese are the believers in truth; they shall have from their Lord exalted grades and forgiveness and an honorable sustenance.
SarwarSuch are the true believers. Their reward from their Lord will be high ranks, forgiveness, and a generous provision.
KhalifaSuch are the true believers. They attain high ranks at their Lord, as well as forgiveness and a generous provision.
Hilali/KhanIt is they who are the believers in truth. For them are grades of dignity with their Lord, and Forgiveness and a generous provision (Paradise).
H/K/SaheehThose are the believers, truly. For them are degrees [of high position] with their Lord and forgiveness and noble provision.
MalikThey are the ones who are the true believers; they will have exalted ranks with their Lord, forgiveness for their sins, and honorable sustenance.[4]
QXPSuch are the true believers. They have high ranks with their Lord and for them is the security of forgiveness and honorable provision.
Maulana AliThese are the believers in truth. For them are with their Lord exalted grades and protection and an honourable sustenance.
Free MindsThese are the true believers; they will have grades with their Lord and a forgiveness and a generous provision.
Qaribullah those are, in truth, the believers. They shall have degrees with their Lord and forgiveness, and a generous provision.

George SaleThese are really believers: They shall have superior degrees of felicity with their Lord, and forgiveness, and an honourable provision.
JM RodwellThese are the believers: their due grade awaiteth them in the presence of their Lord, and forgiveness, and a generous provision.

Asadit is they, they who are truly believers! Theirs shall be great dignity in their Sustainer's sight, and forgiveness of sins, and a most excellent sustenance.'



al-Anfal 008:005

8:5 كما اخرجك ربك من بيتك بالحق وان فريقا من المؤمنين لكارهون


TransliterationKama akhrajaka rabbuka min baytika bialhaqqi wa-inna fareeqan mina almu/mineena lakarihoona
LiteralAs/like your Lord brought you out from your house/home with the right , and that a group/party from the believers (are) hating (E).

Yusuf AliJust as thy Lord ordered thee out of thy house in truth, even though a party among the Believers disliked it,
PickthalEven as thy Lord caused thee (Muhammad) to go forth from thy home with the Truth, and lo! a party of the believers were averse (to it).
Arberry As thy Lord brought thee forth from thy house with the truth, and a part of the believers were averse to it,
ShakirEven as your Lord caused you to go forth from your house with the truth, though a party of the believers were surely averse;
SarwarA group among the believers dislike (God's decree about the booty captured in war) as well as His command that you come out of your home for a truthful purpose (to fight for justice).
KhalifaThen your Lord willed that you leave your home, to fulfill a specific plan, some believers became exposed as reluctant believers.
Hilali/KhanAs your Lord caused you (O Muhammad SAW) to go out from your home with the truth, and verily, a party among the believers disliked it;
H/K/Saheeh[It is] just as when your Lord brought you out of your home [for the battle of Badr] in truth, while indeed, a party among the believers were unwilling,
MalikYour Lord ordered you to leave your home to fight for justice, but some of the believers were reluctant.[5]
QXP(When the time came to defend the Ideological State of Madinah), your Lord commanded you (O Prophet) to go forth from your home with the conviction that the Truth was on your side. And some of the believers were reluctant.
Maulana AliEven as thy Lord caused thee to go forth from thy house with truth, though a party of the believers were surely averse,
Free MindsAs your Lord made you go out from your home with the truth, but a party from among the believers disliked this.
Qaribullah It is like when your Lord caused you to leave your home with the truth, though some of the believers disliked it.

George SaleAs thy Lord brought thee forth from thy house, with truth; and part of the believers were averse to thy directions:
JM RodwellRemember how thy Lord caused thee to go forth from thy home on a mission of truth, and part of the believers were quite averse to it:

AsadEVEN AS thy Sustainer brought thee forth from thy home [to fight] in the cause of the truth, although some of the believers were averse to it,



al-Anfal 008:006

8:6 يجادلونك في الحق بعد ماتبين كانما يساقون الى الموت وهم ينظرون


TransliterationYujadiloonaka fee alhaqqi baAAda ma tabayyana kaannama yusaqoona ila almawti wahum yanthuroona
LiteralThey argue/dispute with you in the right/truth after what was clarified/shown , as if/though they are being driven (herded/pushed) to the death/lifelessness and they are looking/watching .

Yusuf AliDisputing with thee concerning the truth after it was made manifest, as if they were being driven to death and they (actually) saw it.
PickthalDisputing with thee of the Truth after it had been made manifest, as if they were being driven to death visible.
Arberry disputing with thee concerning the truth after it had become clear, as though they were being driven into death with their eyes wide open.
ShakirThey disputed with you about the truth after it had become clear, (and they went forth) as if they were being driven to death while they saw (it).
SarwarKnowing it well (that a fight in which they are to take part is about to take place), they act as though they are being driven to death which they can see before their very eyes. Despite their knowledge of the truth, they still argue with you.
KhalifaThey argued with you against the truth, even after everything was explained to them. They acted as if they were being driven to certain death.
Hilali/KhanDisputing with you concerning the truth after it was made manifest, as if they were being driven to death, while they were looking (at it).
H/K/SaheehArguing with you concerning the truth after it had become clear, as if they were being driven toward death while they were looking on.
MalikThey argued with you about the truth which had been made clear, as if they were being driven to death with their eyes wide open.[6]
QXP(They argued whether to meet the aggressor outside Madinah at Badr, or wait.) And they disputed with you about it after the decision had been made manifest in mutual consultations, as if they were being driven to obvious death.
Maulana AliDisputing with thee about the truth after it had become clear -- as if they were being driven to death while they saw (it).
Free MindsThey argue with you about the truth when it has been made clear to them; as if they were being herded towards death while they are watching!
Qaribullah They argued with you about the truth after it had been made clear, as though they were being led to certain death while looking.

George SaleThey disputed with thee concerning the truth, after it had been made known unto them; no otherwise than as if they had been led forth to death, and had seen it with their eyes.
JM RodwellThey disputed with thee about the truth which had been made so clear, as if they were being led forth to death, and saw it before them:

Asad[so, too,] they would argue with thee about the truth [itself] after it had become manifesto - just as if they were being driven towards death and beheld it with their very eyes.



al-Anfal 008:007

8:7 واذ يعدكم الله احدى الطائفتين انها لكم وتودون ان غير ذات الشوكة تكون لكم ويريد الله ان يحق الحق بكلماته ويقطع دابر الكافرين


TransliterationWa-ith yaAAidukumu Allahu ihda altta-ifatayni annaha lakum watawaddoona anna ghayra thati alshshawkati takoonu lakum wayureedu Allahu an yuhiqqa alhaqqa bikalimatihi wayaqtaAAa dabira alkafireena
LiteralAnd if/when God promises you one/any (of) the two groups that it (E) (is) for you, and you wish/love that other than that what is the power and might/weapon's sharpness be for you, and God wants/wills that (He) makes correct the truth with His words/expressions and cuts off/severs the disbelievers' root/remainder.

Yusuf AliBehold! Allah promised you one of the two (enemy) parties, that it should be yours: Ye wished that the one unarmed should be yours, but Allah willed to justify the Truth according to His words and to cut off the roots of the Unbelievers;-
PickthalAnd when Allah promised you one of the two bands (of the enemy) that it should be yours, and ye longed that other than the armed one might be yours. And Allah willed that He should cause the Truth to triumph by His words, and cut the root of the disbelievers;
Arberry And when God promised you one of the two parties should be yours, and you were wishing that the one not accoutred should be yours; but God was desiring to verify the truth by His words, and to cut off the unbelievers to the last remnant,
ShakirAnd when Allah promised you one of the two parties that it shall be yours and you loved that the one not armed should he yours and Allah desired to manifest the truth of what was true by His words and to cut off the root of the unbelievers.
SarwarWhen God promised to grant you (believers) victory over either one of the two groups, you wished to have control over the unarmed one. God decided to prove (to you) the truth of His promises and to destroy the unbelievers
KhalifaRecall that GOD promised you victory over a certain group, but you still wanted to face the weaker group. It was GOD's plan to establish the truth with His words, and to defeat the disbelievers.
Hilali/KhanAnd (remember) when Allah promised you (Muslims) one of the two parties (of the enemy i.e. either the army or the caravan) that it should be yours, you wished that the one not armed (the caravan) should be yours, but Allah willed to justify the truth by His Words and to cut off the roots of the disbelievers (i.e. in the battle of Badr).
H/K/Saheeh[Remember, O believers], when Allah promised you one of the two groups that it would be yours and you wished that the unarmed one would be yours. But Allah intended to establish the truth by His words and to eliminate the disbelievers
MalikRemember, Allah promised you victory over one of the two enemy parties and you wished for the one which was unarmed but Allah intended to prove the truth to be true according to His words and to cut off the roots of the unbelievers,[7]
QXPAllah promised you engagement and victory against one of the two groups. You preferred to face the weaker group, but Allah willed the Truth to prevail according to His Words and soundly defeat the aggressive disbelievers.
Maulana AliAnd when Allah promised you one of the two parties that it should be yours, and you loved that the one not armed should be yours, and Allah desired to establish the Truth by His words, and to cut off the root of the disbelievers --
Free MindsAnd God promises you that one of the two parties will be defeated by you; and you wish that the one least armed be the one. But God wishes that the truth be manifest with His words, and that He eliminates the remnant of the rejecters.
Qaribullah (Remember) when Allah promised to grant you one of the two parties (at Badr), and you wished for the one that was not strong. Allah wanted to establish the truth by His Words and to sever the unbelievers to the last,

George SaleAnd call to mind when God promised you one of the two parties, that it should be delivered unto you; and ye desired that the party which was not furnished with arms should be delivered unto you: But God purposed to make known the truth in his words, and to cut off the uttermost part of the unbelievers;
JM RodwellAnd remember when God promised you that one of the two troops should fall to you, and ye desired that they who had no arms should fall to you: but God purposed to prove true the truth of his words, and to cut off the uttermost part ofthe infidels;

AsadAnd, lo, God gave you the promise that one of the two [enemy] hosts would fall to you: and you would have liked to seize the less powerful one,' whereas it was God's will to prove the truth to be true in accordance with His words, and to wipe out the last remnant of those who denied the truth'-



al-Anfal 008:008

8:8 ليحق الحق ويبطل الباطل ولو كره المجرمون


TransliterationLiyuhiqqa alhaqqa wayubtila albatila walaw kariha almujrimoona
LiteralTo make correct the truth and waste/annul/cancel the falsehood , and even if the criminals/sinners hated (it).

Yusuf AliThat He might justify Truth and prove Falsehood false, distasteful though it be to those in guilt.
PickthalThat He might cause the Truth to triumph and bring vanity to naught, however much the guilty might oppose;
Arberry and that He might verify the truth and prove untrue the untrue, though the sinners were averse to it.
ShakirThat He may manifest the truth of what was true and show the falsehood of what was false, though the guilty disliked.
Sarwarso that the truth would stand supreme and falsehood would exist no more, even though the criminals dislike it.
KhalifaFor He has decreed that the truth shall prevail, and the falsehood shall vanish, in spite of the evildoers.
Hilali/KhanThat He might cause the truth to triumph and bring falsehood to nothing, even though the Mujrimoon (disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, criminals, etc.) hate it.
H/K/SaheehThat He should establish the truth and abolish falsehood, even if the criminals disliked it.
Malikso that truth should come out as truth and falsehood should be proved as false, even though the criminals wished otherwise.[8]
QXP(That was your first armed confrontation with the opponents in which you were greatly outnumbered and ill equipped.) For He has decreed that the Truth shall triumph, and the falsehood shall vanish, even as the guilty detest it.
Maulana AliThat He might cause the Truth to triumph and bring the falsehood to naught, though the guilty disliked.
Free MindsSo that truth will be manifest, and the falsehood will be confounded; even if the criminals dislike it.
Qaribullah in order that He might verify the truth and annul the falsehood, even though the wrongdoers hated it.

George Salethat He might verify the truth, and destroy falsehood, although the wicked were averse thereto.
JM RodwellThat he might prove his truth to be the truth, and bring to nought that which is nought, though the impious were averse to it:

Asadso that He might prove the truth to be true and the false to be false, however hateful this might be to those who were lost in sin.



al-Anfal 008:009

8:9 اذ تستغيثون ربكم فاستجاب لكم اني ممدكم بالف من الملائكة مردفين


TransliterationIth tastagheethoona rabbakum faistajaba lakum annee mumiddukum bi-alfin mina almala-ikati murdifeena
LiteralIf/when you seek/ask for help (from) your Lord, so He answered/replied to you: "That I (am) extending/spreading you with one thousand from the angels following/riding closely behind."

Yusuf AliRemember ye implored the assistance of your Lord, and He answered you: "I will assist you with a thousand of the angels, ranks on ranks."
PickthalWhen ye sought help of your Lord and He answered you (saying): I will help you with a thousand of the angels, rank on rank.
Arberry When you were calling upon your Lord for succour, and He answered you, 'I shall reinforce you with a thousand angels riding behind you.'
ShakirWhen you sought aid from your Lord, so He answered you: I will assist you with a thousand of the angels following one another.
SarwarWhen you (believers) begged for assistance from your Lord, He said, "I am helping you with a thousand angels, all in rows marching one after the other".
KhalifaThus, when you implored your Lord to come to the rescue, He responded to you: "I am supporting you with one thousand angels in succession."
Hilali/Khan(Remember) when you sought help of your Lord and He answered you (saying): "I will help you with a thousand of the angels each behind the other (following one another) in succession."
H/K/Saheeh[Remember] when you asked help of your Lord, and He answered you, "Indeed, I will reinforce you with a thousand from the angels, following one another."
MalikWhen you prayed to your Lord for help, He answered: "I will assist you with one thousand angels, one after another."[9]
QXPYou sought help from your Lord and He assured you, "I will help you with a thousand of the angels, rank upon rank."
Maulana AliWhen you sought the aid of your Lord, so He answered you: I will assist you with a thousand of the angels following one another.
Free MindsYou called on help from your Lord and He answered you: "I will provide you with one thousand Angels as defenders."
Qaribullah And when you (Prophet Muhammad) prayed to your Lord for help, He answered: 'I am sending to your aid a thousand angels in succession. '

George SaleWhen ye asked assistance of your Lord, and He answered you, verily I will assist you with a thousand angels, following one another in order.
JM RodwellWhen ye sought succour of your Lord, and he answered you, "I will verily aid you with a thousand angels, rank on rank:"

AsadLo! You were praying unto your Sustainer for aid, whereupon He thus responded to you: "I shall, verily, aid you with a thousand angels following one upon' another!"



al-Anfal 008:010

8:10 وماجعله الله الا بشرى ولتطمئن به قلوبكم وماالنصر الا من عند الله ان الله عزيز حكيم


TransliterationWama jaAAalahu Allahu illa bushra walitatma-inna bihi quloobukum wama alnnasru illa min AAindi Allahi inna Allaha AAazeezun hakeemun
LiteralAnd God did not make him/it except a good news and to assure/tranquillise/secure with him/it your hearts/minds , and the victory/aid is not except from at God, that God (is) glorious/mighty ,wise/judicious.

Yusuf AliAllah made it but a message of hope, and an assurance to your hearts: (in any case) there is no help except from Allah: and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise.
PickthalAllah appointed it only as good tidings, and that your hearts thereby might be at rest. Victory cometh only by the help of Allah. Lo! Allah is Mighty, Wise.
Arberry God wrought this not, save as good tidings and that your hearts thereby might be at rest; help comes only from God; surely God is All-mighty, All-wise.
ShakirAnd Allah only gave it as a good news and that your hearts might be at ease thereby; and victory is only from Allah; surely Allah is Mighty, Wise.
SarwarGod has sent this glad news to comfort your hearts. Victory is in the hands of God alone. God is Majestic and All-wise.
KhalifaGOD gave you this good news to strengthen your hearts. Victory comes only from GOD. GOD is Almighty, Most Wise.
Hilali/KhanAllah made it only as glad tidings, and that your hearts be at rest therewith. And there is no victory except from Allah. Verily, Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
H/K/SaheehAnd Allah made it not but good tidings and so that your hearts would be assured thereby. And victory is not but from Allah. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.
MalikBy this good news, Allah sought to comfort your heart, for victory comes only from Allah; surely Allah is Mighty, Wise.[10]
QXPAllah ordained this (allegory) as good news of success, to instill tranquility in your hearts. Victory is achieved only according to the Laws of Allah. He is Powerful, Wise. (These Divine Attributes should draw your attention to organized force and sound planning).
Maulana AliAnd Allah gave it only as good news, and that your hearts might be at ease thereby. And victory is only from Allah; surely Allah is Mighty, Wise.
Free MindsAnd God did not do this except to give you good news, and that your hearts may be assured by it. And victory is only from God; God is Noble, Wise.
Qaribullah Allah only made it to be glad tidings and so that your hearts may be satisfied; victory comes only from Allah; He is Almighty, Wise.

George SaleAnd this God designed only as good tidings for you, and that your hearts might thereby rest secure: For victory is from God alone; and God is mighty and wise.
JM RodwellAnd God made this promise as pure good tidings, and to assure your hearts by it: for succour cometh from God alone! Verily God is Mighty, Wise.

AsadAnd God ordained this only as a glad tiding, and that your hearts should thereby be set at restsince no succour can come from any save God: verily, God is almighty, wise!'°



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8:11 اذ يغشيكم النعاس امنة منه وينزل عليكم من السماء ماء ليطهركم به ويذهب عنكم رجز الشيطان وليربط على قلوبكم ويثبت به الاقدام


TransliterationIth yughashsheekumu alnnuAAasa amanatan minhu wayunazzilu AAalaykum mina alssama-i maan liyutahhirakum bihi wayuthhiba AAankum rijza alshshaytani waliyarbita AAala quloobikum wayuthabbita bihi al-aqdama
LiteralIf/when the slumber/dozing/lethargy covers/comes upon you safety/security from Him, and He descends water on you from the sky to purify/clean you with it and eliminate/wipe off the devil's filth , and to bond/encourage on your hearts/minds and affirm/strengthen with it the feet.

Yusuf AliRemember He covered you with a sort of drowsiness, to give you calm as from Himself, and he caused rain to descend on you from heaven, to clean you therewith, to remove from you the stain of Satan, to strengthen your hearts, and to plant your feet firmly therewith.
PickthalWhen He made the slumber fall upon you as a reassurance from him and sent down water from the sky upon you, that thereby He might purify you, and remove from you the fear of Satan, and make strong your hearts and firm (your) feet thereby.
Arberry When He was causing slumber to overcome you as a security from Him, and sending down on you water from heaven, to purify you thereby, and to put away from you the defilement of Satan, and to strengthen your hearts, and to confirm your feet.
ShakirWhen He caused calm to fall on you as a security from Him and sent down upon you water from the cloud that He might thereby purify you, and take away from you the uncleanness of the Shaitan, and that He might fortify your hearts and steady (your) footsteps thereby.
SarwarThe slumber that overcame you was from God that brought you peace. He showered water from the sky over you to clean you, remove satanic wickedness from you, strengthen your hearts, and grant you steadfastness.
KhalifaHe caused peaceful slumber to overtake you and pacify you, and He sent down water from the sky to clean you therewith. He protected you from the devil's curse, reassured your hearts and strengthened your foothold.
Hilali/Khan(Remember) when He covered you with a slumber as a security from Him, and He caused water (rain) to descend on you from the sky, to clean you thereby and to remove from you the Rijz (whispering, evil-suggestions, etc.) of Shaitan (Satan), and to strengthen your hearts, and make your feet firm thereby.
H/K/Saheeh[Remember] when He overwhelmed you with drowsiness [giving] security from Him and sent down upon you from the sky, rain by which to purify you and remove from you the evil [suggestions] of Satan and to make steadfast your hearts and plant firmly thereby your feet.
MalikRemember (before the battle of Badr) when He caused drowsiness to overcome you as an assurance from Himself, and sent down water from the sky to cleanse you and to remove from you the uncleanliness caused by Satan, to strengthen your hearts and to steady your feet therewith.[11]
QXPRemember how it was when He caused inner calm to enfold you, as an assurance from Him, and sent down upon you water from the sky. That He might refresh you and free you from the fear of the satanic act of the enemy (as they confiscated the water wells). Thus He strengthened your hearts and made firm your foothold.
Maulana AliWhen He made slumber fall on you as a security from Him, and sent down upon you water from the clouds that He might thereby purify you, and take away from you the uncleanness of the devil, and that He might fortify your hearts and make firm (your) feet thereby.
Free MindsSleep overcame you from Him to give you peace; and He sent down to you water from the sky to cleanse you with it and cause the affliction of the devil to leave you; and so that He may strengthen your hearts and set firm your feet.
Qaribullah When you were overcome by sleep, as security from Him, He sent down water from the sky to cleanse you and to purify you of satan's filth, to strengthen your hearts and to steady your footsteps.

George SaleWhen a sleep fell on you as a security from Him, and He sent down upon you water from heaven, that He might thereby purify you, and take from you the abomination of Satan, and that He might confirm your hearts, and establish your feet thereby.
JM RodwellRecollect when sleep, a sign of security from Him, fell upon you, and he sent down upon you water from Heaven that he might thereby cleanse you, and cause the pollution of Satan to pass from you, and that he might gird up your hearts, and stablish your fee

Asad[Remember how it was] when He caused inner calm to enfold you," as an assurance from Him, and sent down upon you water from the skies, so that He might purify you thereby and free you from Satan's unclean whisperings" and strengthen your hearts and thus make firm your steps.



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8:12 اذ يوحي ربك الى الملائكة اني معكم فثبتوا الذين امنوا سالقي في قلوب الذين كفروا الرعب فاضربوا فوق الاعناق واضربوا منهم كل بنان


TransliterationIth yoohee rabbuka ila almala-ikati annee maAAakum fathabbitoo allatheena amanoo saolqee fee quloobi allatheena kafaroo alrruAAba faidriboo fawqa al-aAAnaqi waidriboo minhum kulla bananin
LiteralWhen your Lord inspires/transmits to the angels, "That I (am) with you, so encourage/affirm those who believed, I will throw in those who disbelievers' hearts/minds the terror/fright, so strike/beat above the necks, and strike/beat from them every/each fingertip/finger .

Yusuf AliRemember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): "I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instil terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them."
PickthalWhen thy Lord inspired the angels, (saying): I am with you. So make those who believe stand firm. I will throw fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Then smite the necks and smite of them each finger.
Arberry When thy Lord was revealing to the angels, 'I am with you; so confirm the believers. I shall cast into the unbelievers' hearts terror; so smite above the necks, and smite every finger of them!'
ShakirWhen your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.
SarwarYour Lord inspired the angels saying, "I am with you. Encourage the believers. I shall cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers and you will strike their heads and limbs;
KhalifaRecall that your Lord inspired the angels: "I am with you; so support those who believed. I will throw terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved. You may strike them above the necks, and you may strike even every finger."
Hilali/Khan(Remember) when your Lord inspired the angels, "Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes."
H/K/Saheeh[Remember] when your Lord inspired to the angels, "I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip."
MalikThen your Lord revealed His will to the angels: "I am with you, give courage to the believers. I will cast panic into the hearts of the unbelievers, therefore, smite their necks and beat every joint of their bodies."[12]
QXPThis is how your Lord inspired the angels, "I am with you. So make the believers stand firm. I will cast terror in the hearts of the rejecters of the Truth. Launch a swift hard strike to disillusion their command and scatter the soldiers."
Maulana AliWhen thy Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, so make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. So smite above the necks and smite every finger-tip of them.
Free MindsGod inspired the Angels: "I am with you so keep firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have rejected; so strike above the necks, and strike from them every one standing."
Qaribullah And when Allah revealed to the angels, saying: 'I shall be with you. Give courage to the believers. I shall cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. Strike them above the necks, smite their finger tips. '

George SaleAlso when thy Lord spake unto the angels, saying, verily I am with you; wherefore confirm those who believe. I will cast a dread into the hearts of the unbelievers. Therefore strike off their heads. And strike off all the ends of their fingers.
JM RodwellWhen thy Lord spake unto the angels, "I will be with you: therefore stablish ye the faithful. I will cast a dread into the hearts of the infidels." Strike off their heads then, and strike off from them every finger-tip.

AsadLo! Thy Sustainer inspired the angels [to convey this His message to the believers]: "I am with you !"3 [And He commanded the angels:] "And , give firmness unto those who have attained to faith [with these words from Me]:" `I shall cast terror into the hearts of those who are bent on denying the truth; strike, then, their necks, [O believers,] and strike off every one of their finger-tips!"s



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8:13 ذلك بانهم شاقوا الله ورسوله ومن يشاقق الله ورسوله فان الله شديد العقاب


TransliterationThalika bi-annahum shaqqoo Allaha warasoolahu waman yushaqiqi Allaha warasoolahu fa-inna Allaha shadeedu alAAiqabi
LiteralThat (is) because they (E) defied/disobeyed God and His messenger, and who defies/disobeys God and His messenger, so then God (is) strong (severe in) the punishment.

Yusuf AliThis because they contended against Allah and His Messenger: If any contend against Allah and His Messenger, Allah is strict in punishment.
PickthalThat is because they opposed Allah and His messenger. Whoso opposeth Allah and His messenger, (for him) lo! Allah is severe in punishment.
Arberry That, because they had made a breach with God and with His Messenger; and whosoever makes a breach with God and with His Messenger, surely God is terrible in retribution.
ShakirThis is because they acted adversely to Allah and His Messenger; and whoever acts adversely to Allah and His Messenger-- then surely Allah is severe in requiting (evil).
Sarwarthey have opposed God and His Messengers." For those who oppose God and His Messengers, God has prepared a severe retribution.
KhalifaThis is what they have justly incurred by fighting GOD and His messenger. For those who fight against GOD and His messenger, GOD's retribution is severe.
Hilali/KhanThis is because they defied and disobeyed Allah and His Messenger. And whoever defies and disobeys Allah and His Messenger, then verily, Allah is Severe in punishment.
H/K/SaheehThat is because they opposed Allah and His Messenger. And whoever opposes Allah and His Messenger indeed, Allah is severe in penalty.
MalikThis is because they defied Allah and His Messenger. Whoever defies Allah and His Messenger should know that Allah is strict in retribution,[13]
QXPThat is because they opposed Allah and His Messenger. Whoever opposes Allah and His Messenger, for him, Allah is Strict in Retribution.
Maulana AliThis is because they opposed Allah and His Messenger. And whoever opposes Allah and His Messenger -- then surely Allah is Severe in requiting.
Free MindsThat is because they have aggressed against God and His messenger. And whoever aggresses against God and His messenger, then God is severe in retribution.
Qaribullah This is because they had made a breach with Allah and His Messenger. He who makes a breach with Allah and His Messenger indeed, Allah is stern in retribution.

George SaleThis shall they suffer, because they have resisted God and his Apostle: And whosoever shall oppose God and his Apostle, verily God will be severe in punishing him.
JM RodwellThis, because they have opposed God and his apostle: And whoso shall oppose God and his apostle. . . . Verily, God will be severe in punishment.

AsadThis, because they have cut themselves off from '6 God and His Apostle: and as for him who cuts himself off from God and His Apostle - verily, God is severe in retribution.



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8:14 ذلكم فذوقوه وان للكافرين عذاب النار


TransliterationThalikum fathooqoohu waanna lilkafireena AAathaba alnnari
LiteralThat is, so taste/experience it, and that to the disbelievers (is) the fire's torture.

Yusuf AliThus (will it be said): "Taste ye then of the (punishment): for those who resist Allah, is the penalty of the Fire."
PickthalThat (is the award), so taste it, and (know) that for disbelievers is the torment of the Fire.
Arberry That for you; therefore taste it; and that the chastisement of the Fire is for the unbelievers.
ShakirThis-- taste it, and (know) that for the unbelievers is the chastisement of fire.
SarwarWe will say to them, "Endure the torment (as a consequence of your evil deeds); the unbelievers deserve nothing better than (the torment) of fire."
KhalifaThis is to punish the disbelievers; they have incurred the retribution of Hell.
Hilali/KhanThis is the torment, so taste it, and surely for the disbelievers is the torment of the Fire.
H/K/Saheeh"That [is yours], so taste it." And indeed for the disbelievers is the punishment of the Fire.
Malikthat it is the reality, so taste it, and there will also be the torture of hellfire for the unbelievers.[14]
QXPThat is the punishment, so taste it. And there is the torment of Fire for the rejecters.
Maulana AliThis -- taste it, and (know) that for the disbelievers is the chastisement of the Fire.
Free MindsThis is for you to sample, and for the rejecters will be a retribution of Fire.
Qaribullah 'That for you, so taste it, the punishment of the Fire is for the unbelievers. '

George SaleThis shall be your punishment; taste it therefore: And the infidels shall also suffer the torment of hell fire.
JM RodwellThis for you! Taste it then! and for the infidels is the torture of the fire!

AsadThis [for you, O enemies of God]! Taste it, then, [and know] that suffering through fire awaits those who deny the truth!



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8:15 ياايها الذين امنوا اذا لقيتم الذين كفروا زحفا فلا تولوهم الادبار


TransliterationYa ayyuha allatheena amanoo itha laqeetumu allatheena kafaroo zahfan fala tuwalloohumu al-adbara
LiteralYou, you those who believed, if you met/found those who disbelieved marching slowly/creeping, so do not turn away your back/ends from them.

Yusuf AliO ye who believe! when ye meet the Unbelievers in hostile array, never turn your backs to them.
PickthalO ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in battle, turn not your backs to them.
Arberry O believers, when you encounter the unbelievers marching to battle, turn not your backs to them.
ShakirO you who believe! when you meet those who disbelieve marching for war, then turn not your backs to them.
SarwarBelievers, do not retreat when facing the marching army of the unbelievers, for no believer will turn back at that time except for strategic reasons or to join another band.
KhalifaO you who believe, if you encounter the disbelievers who have mobilized against you, do not turn back and flee.
Hilali/KhanO you who believe! When you meet those who disbelieve, in a battle-field, never turn your backs to them.
H/K/SaheehO you who have believed, when you meet those who disbelieve advancing [for battle], do not turn to them your backs [in flight].
MalikO believers! When you encounter the unbelievers in a battle, never turn your backs to them,[15]
QXPO You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Never turn your backs when you meet the rejecters in battle.
Maulana AliO you who believe, when you meet those who disbelieve marching for war, turn not your backs to them.
Free MindsO you who believe; when you encounter those who have rejected on the battlefield, then do not flee from them.
Qaribullah Believers, when you encounter unbelievers on the march do not turn your backs to them in flight.

George SaleO true believers, when ye meet the unbelievers marching in great numbers against you, turn not your backs unto them:
JM RodwellO ye who believe! when ye meet the marshalled hosts of the infidels, turn not your backs to them:

AsadO YOU who have attained to faith! When you meet in battle those who are bent on denying the truth, advancing in great force, do not turn your backs on them:"



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8:16 ومن يولهم يومئذ دبره الا متحرفا لقتال او متحيزا الى فئة فقد باء بغضب من الله وماواه جهنم وبئس المصير


TransliterationWaman yuwallihim yawma-ithin duburahu illa mutaharrifan liqitalin aw mutahayyizan ila fi-atin faqad baa bighadabin mina Allahi wama/wahu jahannamu wabi/sa almaseeru
LiteralAnd who turns his back/end away (from) them that day except swerving/inclining to fighting/killing or leaning/enjoining to a group, so he had returned/settled with anger from God, and his shelter/refuge (is) Hell , and how bad (is) the end/destination?

Yusuf AliIf any do turn his back to them on such a day - unless it be in a stratagem of war, or to retreat to a troop (of his own)- he draws on himself the wrath of Allah, and his abode is Hell,- an evil refuge (indeed)!
PickthalWhoso on that day turneth his back to them, unless manoeuvring for battle or intent to join a company, he truly hath incurred wrath from Allah, and his habitation will be hell, a hapless journey's end.
Arberry Whoso turns his back that day to them, unless withdrawing to fight again or removing to join another host, he is laden with the burden of God's anger, and his refuge is Gehenna -- an evil homecoming!
ShakirAnd whoever shall turn his back to them on that day-- unless he turn aside for the sake of fighting or withdraws to a company-- then he, indeed, becomes deserving of Allah's wrath, and his abode is hell; and an evil destination shall it be.
Sarwar(Whoever deserts the believers) will incur the wrath of God and will dwell in hell, a terrible dwelling.
KhalifaAnyone who turns back on that day, except to carry out a battle plan, or to join his group, has incurred wrath from GOD, and his abode is Hell; what a miserable destiny!
Hilali/KhanAnd whoever turns his back to them on such a day - unless it be a stratagem of war, or to retreat to a troop (of his own), - he indeed has drawn upon himself wrath from Allah. And his abode is Hell, and worst indeed is that destination!
H/K/SaheehAnd whoever turns his back to them on such a day, unless swerving [as a strategy] for war or joining [another] company, has certainly returned with anger [upon him] from Allah, and his refuge is Hell and wretched is the destination.
Malikand whoever turns his back to them on such an occasion - unless it be a strategy of war, or to join towards a detachment - shall incur the wrath of Allah and his abode shall be hell, and how awful shall be that dwelling![16]
QXPAnyone who turns back on that day, unless strategically or to join his own troops, incurs Allah's disapproval. His abode shall be Hell, a miserable destination.
Maulana AliAnd whoso turns his back to them on that day -- unless manoeuvring for battle turning to join a company -- he, indeed, incurs Allah’s wrath and his refuge is hell. And an evil destination it is.
Free MindsAnd whoever on that day flees from them; unless it is part of the battle strategy or if he is retreating back to his group; then he has drawn God's wrath upon him, and his abode will be Hell. What a miserable destiny.
Qaribullah If anyone on that day turns his back to them in flight, except when maneuvering to fight, or to join another party, he shall be laden with the Anger of Allah and Gehenna shall be his refuge an evil arrival.

George SaleFor whoso shall turn his back unto them on that day, unless he turneth aside to fight, or retreateth to another party of the faithful, shall draw on himself the indignation of God, and his abode shall be hell; an ill journey shall it be thither!
JM RodwellWhoso shall turn his back to them on that day, unless he turn aside to fight, or to rally to some other troop, shall incur wrath from God: Hell shall be his abode and wretched the journey thither!

Asadfor, whoever on that day turns his back on them-unless it be in a battle manoeuvre or in an endeavour to join another troop [of the believers] - shall indeed have earned the burden of God's condemnation, and his goal shall be hell: and how vile a journey's end!



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8:17 فلم تقتلوهم ولكن الله قتلهم ومارميت اذ رميت ولكن الله رمى وليبلي المؤمنين منه بلاء حسنا ان الله سميع عليم


TransliterationFalam taqtuloohum walakinna Allaha qatalahum wama ramayta ith ramayta walakinna Allaha rama waliyubliya almu/mineena minhu balaan hasanan inna Allaha sameeAAun AAaleemun
LiteralSo you did not kill them, and but God killed them, and you did not throw when you threw, and but God threw, and (it is for) God to test the believers from Him a good test, that God (is) hearing/listening, knowledgeable.

Yusuf AliIt is not ye who slew them; it was Allah: when thou threwest (a handful of dust), it was not thy act, but Allah's: in order that He might test the Believers by a gracious trial from Himself: for Allah is He Who heareth and knoweth (all things).
PickthalYe (Muslims) slew them not, but Allah slew them. And thou (Muhammad) threwest not when thou didst throw, but Allah threw, that He might test the believers by a fair test from Him. Lo! Allah is Hearer, Knower.
Arberry You did not slay them, but God slew them; and when thou threwest, it was not thyself that threw, but God threw, and that He might confer on the believers a fair benefit; surely God is All-hearing, All-knowing.
ShakirSo you did not slay them, but it was Allah Who slew them, and you did not smite when you smote (the enemy), but it was Allah Who smote, and that He might confer upon the believers a good gift from Himself; surely Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
SarwarIt was not you (believers) but God who slew the pagans. It was not you (Muhammad) but God who threw dust at them. He did this as a favorable test for the believers. God is All-hearing and All-knowing.
KhalifaIt was not you who killed them; GOD is the One who killed them. It was not you who threw when you threw; GOD is the One who threw. But He thus gives the believers a chance to earn a lot of credit. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.
Hilali/KhanYou killed them not, but Allah killed them. And you (Muhammad SAW) threw not when you did throw but Allah threw, that He might test the believers by a fair trial from Him. Verily, Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.
H/K/SaheehAnd you did not kill them, but it was Allah who killed them. And you threw not, [O Muúammad], when you threw, but it was Allah who threw that He might test the believers with a good test. Indeed, Allah is Hearing and Knowing.
MalikIn fact, it was not you who killed them, but it was Allah Who killed them; it was not you who threw the handful of sand, but it was Allah Who threw it so that He might pass the believers successfully through this excellent trial; surely Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.[17]
QXPYou subdued them not, Allah did. You threw not the arrows, Allah did. For, Allah had permitted you to repel the aggression. He gives the believers a chance to earn credit from Him. Allah is Hearer, Knower.
Maulana AliSo you slew them not but Allah slew them, and thou smotest not when thou didst smite (the enemy), but Allah smote (him), and that He might confer upon the believers a benefit from Himself. Surely Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
Free MindsIt was not you who killed them, but it was God who killed them. And it was not you who launched when you did, but it was God who launched. And so that the believers would be tested well by God. God is Hearer, Knowledgeable.
Qaribullah It was not you who killed them, but Allah slew them, neither was it you who threw at them. Allah threw at them in order that He confers on the believers a fair benefit. Indeed, Allah is Hearing, Knowing.

George SaleAnd ye slew not those who were slain at Bedr your selves, but God slew them. Neither didst thou, O Mohammed, cast the gravel into their eyes, when thou didst seem to cast it; but God cast it, that He might prove the true believers by a gracious trial from Himself; for God heareth and knoweth.
JM RodwellSo it was not ye who slew them, but God slew them; and those shafts were God's, not thine! He would make trial of the faithful by a gracious trial from Himself: Verily, God Heareth, Knoweth.

AsadAnd yet, [O believers,] it was not you who slew the enemy,' but it was God who slew them; and it was not thou who cast [terror into them, O Prophet], when thou didst cast it, but it was God who cast it:'9 and [He did all this] in order that He might test the believers by a goodly test of His Own ordaining.2° Verily, God is all-hearing, all-knowing!



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8:18 ذلكم وان الله موهن كيد الكافرين


TransliterationThalikum waanna Allaha moohinu kaydi alkafireena
LiteralThat is, and that God (is) weakening/enfeebling the disbelievers' plot/conspiracy .

Yusuf AliThat, and also because Allah is He Who makes feeble the plans and stratagem of the Unbelievers.
PickthalThat (is the case); and (know) that Allah (it is) Who maketh weak the plan of disbelievers.
Arberry That for you; and that God weakens the unbelievers' guile.
ShakirThis, and that Allah is the weakener of the struggle of the unbelievers.
SarwarThis is how God causes the (evil) plans of the unbelievers to fail.
KhalifaAdditionally, GOD thus nullifies the schemes of the disbelievers.
Hilali/KhanThis (is the fact) and surely, Allah weakens the deceitful plots of the disbelievers.
H/K/SaheehThat [is so], and [also] that Allah will weaken the plot of the disbelievers.
MalikThis is His dealing with you: as for the unbelievers, Allah will surely frustrate their evil plots.[18]
QXPThat is the case; and know that Allah makes weak the scheme of the rejecters.
Maulana AliThis -- and (know) that Allah will weaken the struggle of the disbelievers.
Free MindsThat, and God weakens the plots of the rejecters.
Qaribullah Allah will surely weaken the guile of the unbelievers.

George SaleThis was done that God might also weaken the crafty devices of the unbelievers.
JM RodwellThis befel, that God might also bring to nought the craft of the infidels.

AsadThis [was God's purpose] -and also [to show] that God renders vain the artful schemes of those who deny the truth.



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8:19 ان تستفتحوا فقد جاءكم الفتح وان تنتهوا فهو خير لكم وان تعودوا نعد ولن تغني عنكم فئتكم شيئا ولو كثرت وان الله مع المؤمنين


TransliterationIn tastaftihoo faqad jaakumu alfathu wa-in tantahoo fahuwa khayrun lakum wa-in taAAoodoo naAAud walan tughniya AAankum fi-atukum shay-an walaw kathurat waanna Allaha maAAa almu/mineena
LiteralIf you seek victory , so the opening/victory had come to you, and if you end/terminate/stop, so it is best for you, and if you return, We return, and your group will never enrich/satisfy at you a thing, and even if (it) became much/plenty , and that God (is) with the believers.

Yusuf Ali(O Unbelievers!) if ye prayed for victory and judgment, now hath the judgment come to you: if ye desist (from wrong), it will be best for you: if ye return (to the attack), so shall We. Not the least good will your forces be to you even if they were multiplied: for verily Allah is with those who believe!
Pickthal(O Qureysh!) If ye sought a judgment, now hath the judgment come unto you. And if ye cease (from persecuting the believers) it will be better for you, but if ye return (to the attack) We also shall return. And your host will avail you naught, however numerous it be, and (know) that Allah is with the believers (in His Guidance).
Arberry If victory you are seeking, victory has already come upon you; and if you give over, it is better for you. But if you return, We shall return, and your host will avail you nothing though it be numerous; and that God is with the believers.
ShakirIf you demanded a judgment, the judgment has then indeed come to you; and if you desist, it will be better for you; and if you turn back (to fight), We (too) shall turn back, and your forces shall avail you nothing, though they may be many, and (know) that Allah is with the believers.
SarwarIf you (the pagans) are looking for conquest, you certainly had a great chance (at the battle of Badr). But if you were to give up such a desire, it would be better for you. If you again wage war against Us, We will be ready for such a confrontation. Your man-power will be of no help to you no matter how much you have; God is with the believers.
KhalifaYou sought victory (O disbelievers), and victory did come; it belonged to the believers. If you refrain (from aggression) it would be better for you, but if you return, so will we. Your armies will never help you, no matter how great. For GOD is on the side of the believers.
Hilali/Khan(O disbelievers) if you ask for a judgement, now has the judgement come unto you and if you cease (to do wrong), it will be better for you, and if you return (to the attack), so shall We return, and your forces will be of no avail to you, however numerous it be, and verily, Allah is with the believers.
H/K/SaheehIf you [disbelievers] seek the victory the defeat has come to you. And if you desist [from hostilities], it is best for you; but if you return [to war], We will return, and never will you be availed by your [large] company at all, even if it should increase; and [that is] because Allah is with the believers.
MalikO unbelievers! You wanted a decision; lo! The decision, in shape of the believers' victory, has come to you. Now if you desist, it will be better for you, and if you repeat your act of war against the believers, so shall We repeat the act of providing them assistance, and your forces, however large in number they may be, shall avail you nothing, for verily Allah is with the believers.[19]
QXP(O Disbelievers), You sought victory, and the victory has come. (If you reflect, the triumph of the Truth is the victory for all, including yourselves). If you refrain from aggression, it will be better for you. But, if you return, so shall We. Your armies will not avail you, no matter how numerous. Allah is with the believers.
Maulana AliIf you sought a judgment, the judgment has indeed come to you; and if you desist, it is better for you. And if you return (to fight), We (too) shall return and your forces will avail you nothing, though they may be many; and (know) that Allah is with the believers.
Free MindsIf you sought conquest, then conquest has come to you, but if you cease, then it is better for you. And if you return again, then We will also return, and your group will avail you nothing even if it is many. God is with the believers.
Qaribullah If you were seeking a victory, victory has now come to you. If you desist, it will be better for you. If you resume We will return, and even if your forces are numerous, they shall not help you at all. And Allah is with the believers.

George SaleIf ye desire a decision of the matter between us, now hath a decision come unto you: And if ye desist from opposing the Apostle, it will be better for you. But if ye return to attack him, We will also return to his assistance; and your forces shall not be of advantage unto you at all, although they be numerous; for God is with the faithful.
JM RodwellO Meccans! if ye desired a decision, now hath the decision come to you. It will be better for you if ye give over the struggle. If ye return to it, we will return; and your forces, though they be many, shall never avail you aught, for God is with the faith

AsadIf you have been praying for victory, [O believers] - victory has now indeed come unto you. And if you abstain [from sinning], it will be for your own good; but if you revert to it, We shall revoke [Our promise of aid] - and never will your community be of any avail to you, however great its numbers: for, behold, God is [only] with those who believe !Z'



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8:20 ياايها الذين امنوا اطيعوا الله ورسوله ولاتولوا عنه وانتم تسمعون


TransliterationYa ayyuha allatheena amanoo ateeAAoo Allaha warasoolahu wala tawallaw AAanhu waantum tasmaAAoona
LiteralYou, you those who believed, obey God and His messenger and do not turn from Him and you are hearing/listening.

Yusuf AliO ye who believe! Obey Allah and His Messenger, and turn not away from him when ye hear (him speak).
PickthalO ye who believe! Obey Allah and His messenger, and turn not away from him when ye hear (him speak).
Arberry O believers, obey God and His Messenger, and do not turn away from Him, even as you are listening;
ShakirO you who believe! obey Allah and His Messenger and do not turn back from Him while you hear.
SarwarBelievers, obey God and His Messengers and do not turn away from Him when you hear (His commands).
KhalifaO you who believe, obey GOD and His messenger, and do not disregard him while you hear.
Hilali/KhanO you who believe! Obey Allah and His Messenger, and turn not away from him (i.e. Messenger Muhammad SAW) while you are hearing.
H/K/SaheehO you who have believed, obey Allah and His Messenger and do not turn from him while you hear [his order].
MalikO believers! Obey Allah and his Messenger and do not turn your back to him, now that you have heard all.[20]
QXPO You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Obey Allah and His Messenger. Listen to him when he speaks, without getting distracted.
Maulana AliO you who believe, obey Allah and His Messenger and turn not away from Him while you hear.
Free MindsO you who believe, obey God and His messenger, and do not turn away from him while you have heard.
Qaribullah Believers, obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not turn away from him when you are hearing.

George SaleO true believers, obey God and his Apostle, and turn not back from him, since ye hear the admonitions of the Koran.
JM RodwellO ye faithful! obey God and his apostle, and turn not away from Him, now that ye hear the truth;

Asad[Hence,] O you who have attained to faith, pay heed unto God and His Apostle, and do not turn away from Him now that you hear [His message];



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8:21 ولاتكونوا كالذين قالوا سمعنا وهم لايسمعون


TransliterationWala takoonoo kaallatheena qaloo samiAAna wahum la yasmaAAoona
LiteralAnd do not be as/like those who said: "We heard/listened." And they do not hear/listen.

Yusuf AliNor be like those who say, "We hear," but listen not:
PickthalBe not as those who say, we hear, and they hear not.
Arberry and be not as those who say, 'We hear,' and they hear not.
ShakirAnd be not like those who said, We hear, and they did not obey.
SarwarDo not be like those who said that they have heard (the Messenger's commands) but do not pay any attention to them.
KhalifaDo not be like those who say, "We hear," when they do not hear.
Hilali/KhanAnd be not like those who say: "We have heard," but they hear not.
H/K/SaheehAnd do not be like those who say, "We have heard," while they do not hear.
MalikDo not be like those who say: "We hear," but give no heed to what they hear.[21]
QXPBe not like those who say that they hear, while they hear not.
Maulana AliAnd be not like those who say, We hear; and they hear not.
Free MindsAnd do not be like those who have said: "We hear," but they do not hear.
Qaribullah Do not be like those who say: 'We hear, ' but they do not listen.

George SaleAnd be not as those who say, we hear, when they do not hear.
JM RodwellAnd be not like those who say "We hear," when they hear not;

Asadand be not like those who say, "We have heard", the while they do not hearken.



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8:22 ان شر الدواب عند الله الصم البكم الذين لايعقلون


TransliterationInna sharra alddawabbi AAinda Allahi alssummu albukmu allatheena la yaAAqiloona
LiteralThat the worst walker/creeper at God (is) the deaf, the mute those who do not reason/understand.

Yusuf AliFor the worst of beasts in the sight of Allah are the deaf and the dumb,- those who understand not.
PickthalLo! the worst of beasts in Allah's sight are the deaf, the dumb, who have no sense.
Arberry Surely the worst of beasts in God's sight are those that are deaf and dumb and do not understand.
ShakirSurely the vilest of animals, in Allah's sight, are the deaf, the dumb, who do not understand.
SarwarThe most wicked beasts in the sight of God are the deaf and the dumb who have no understanding.
KhalifaThe worst creatures in the sight of GOD are the deaf and dumb, who do not understand.
Hilali/KhanVerily! The worst of (moving) living creatures with Allah are the deaf and the dumb, those who understand not (i.e. the disbelievers).
H/K/SaheehIndeed, the worst of living creatures in the sight of Allah are the deaf and dumb who do not use reason.
MalikFor the worst animals in the sight of Allah are those deaf and dumb people who do not use common sense.[22]
QXPThe worst of creations in the Sight of Allah are those deaf, those dumb who do not use their intellect (2:18), (16:76).
Maulana AliSurely the vilest of beasts, in Allah’s sight, are the deaf, the dumb, who understand not.
Free MindsThe worst creatures with God are the deaf and dumb who do not understand.
Qaribullah The worst beasts before Allah are those who are deaf, dumb, and do not understand.

George SaleVerily the worst sort of beasts in the sight of God, are the deaf and the dumb, who understand not.
JM RodwellFor the vilest beasts in God's sight, are the deaf, the dumb, who understand not.

AsadVerily, the vilest of all creatures in the sight of God are those deaf, those dumb ones who do not use their reason.



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8:23 ولو علم الله فيهم خيرا لاسمعهم ولو اسمعهم لتولوا وهم معرضون


TransliterationWalaw AAalima Allahu feehim khayran laasmaAAahum walaw asmaAAahum latawallaw wahum muAAridoona
LiteralAnd if God knew (that) in them (there is) goodness He would have made them hear/listen, and if He made them hear/listen, they would have turned away, and (while) they are objecting/opposing .

Yusuf AliIf Allah had found in them any good. He would indeed have made them listen: (As it is), if He had made them listen, they would but have turned back and declined (Faith).
PickthalHad Allah known of any good in them He would have made them hear, but had He made them hear they would have turned away, averse.
Arberry If God had known of any good in them He would have made them hear; and if He had made them hear, they would have turned away, swerving aside.
ShakirAnd if Allah had known any good in them He would have made them hear, and if He makes them hear they would turn back while they withdraw.
SarwarHad they possessed any virtue, God would certainly have made them hear. Even if God were to make them hear, they would still turn away from (the words of God).
KhalifaHad GOD known of any good in them, He would have made them hearers. Even if He made them hearers, they still would turn away in aversion.
Hilali/KhanHad Allah known of any good in them, He would indeed have made them listen, and even if He had made them listen, they would but have turned away, averse (to the truth).
H/K/SaheehHad Allah known any good in them, He would have made them hear. And if He had made them hear, they would [still] have turned away, while they were refusing.
MalikHad Allah perceived any virtue in them He would have indeed endowed them with hearing. Had he made them (those without virtue) hear, they would have turned away and refused to listen.[23]
QXPIf Allah had seen any good in them, He would have made them hear. But, even if He made them hear, they would have turned away. (The perceptual and conceptual, both faculties must be used for understanding and attaining guidance (17:36)).
Maulana AliAnd if Allah had known any good in them, He would have made them hear. And if He makes them hear, they would turn away while they are averse.
Free MindsAnd if God had found any good in them, then He would have made them listen. But if He makes them listen, they would still turn away, averse.
Qaribullah Indeed, had Allah known any good in them, He would have let them hear. But even if He had made them hear, they would have turned away, swerving aside.

George SaleIf God had known any good in them, He would certainly have cause them to hear: And if He had caused them to hear, they would surely have turned back, and have retired afar off.
JM RodwellHad God known any good in them, he would certainly have made them hear. But even if He had made them hear, they would certainly have turned back and withdrawn afar.

AsadFor, if God had seen any good in them, He would certainly have made them hear: but [as it is,] even if He had made them hear, they would surely have turned away in their obstinacy.



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8:24 ياايها الذين امنوا استجيبوا لله وللرسول اذا دعاكم لما يحييكم واعلموا ان الله يحول بين المرء وقلبه وانه اليه تحشرون


TransliterationYa ayyuha allatheena amanoo istajeeboo lillahi walilrrasooli itha daAAakum lima yuhyeekum waiAAlamoo anna Allaha yahoolu bayna almar-i waqalbihi waannahu ilayhi tuhsharoona
LiteralYou, you those who believed, answer/reply to God and to the messenger, if He called you to what revives/makes you alive, and know that God comes between/intervenes between the human/man and his heart/mind and that He, to Him you are being gathered.

Yusuf AliO ye who believe! give your response to Allah and His Messenger, when He calleth you to that which will give you life; and know that Allah cometh in between a man and his heart, and that it is He to Whom ye shall (all) be gathered.
PickthalO ye who believe! Obey Allah, and the messenger when He calleth you to that which quickeneth you, and know that Allah cometh in between the man and his own heart, and that He it is unto Whom ye will be gathered.
Arberry O believers, respond to God and the Messenger when He calls you unto that which will give you life; and know that God stands between a man and his heart, and that to Him you shall be mustered.
ShakirO you who believe! answer (the call of) Allah and His Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life; and know that Allah intervenes between man and his heart, and that to Him you shall be gathered.
SarwarBelievers, listen to God and the Messengers when they call you to that which gives you life. Know that God is between a man and his heart and that before Him you will all be brought together.
KhalifaO you who believe, you shall respond to GOD and to the messenger when he invites you to what gives you life. You should know that GOD is closer to you than your heart, and that before Him you will be summoned.
Hilali/KhanO you who believe! Answer Allah (by obeying Him) and (His) Messenger when he (SAW) calls you to that which will give you life, and know that Allah comes in between a person and his heart (i.e. He prevents an evil person to decide anything). And verily to Him you shall (all) be gathered.
H/K/SaheehO you who have believed, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life. And know that Allah intervenes between a man and his heart and that to Him you will be gathered.
MalikO believers! Respond to the call of Allah and His Messenger, when He calls you to that which gives you life; and know that Allah stands between man and his heart, and that it is He in Whose presence you shall all be assembled.[24]
QXPO You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Obey Allah and respond to the Messenger. He calls you to what gives you real life. And know that Allah is closer to humans than their own hearts. And His Guidance intervenes between your determination and your desires (53:24). Unto Him you will be gathered.
Maulana AliO you who believe, respond to Allah and His Messenger, when he calls you to that which gives you life. And know that Allah comes in between a man and his heart, and that to Him you will be gathered.
Free MindsO you who believe, answer the call of God and His messenger when he calls you to what will grant you life. And know that God comes between a person and his heart, and that to Him you will be gathered.
Qaribullah Believers, respond to Allah and the Messenger when he calls you to that which revives you. Know that Allah is between the person and his heart, and that to Him you shall all be gathered.

George SaleO true believers, answer God and his Apostle, when he inviteth you unto that which giveth you life; and know that God goeth between a man and his heart, and that before Him ye shall be assembled.
JM RodwellO ye faithful! make answer to the appeal of God and his apostle when he calleth you to that which giveth you life. Know that God cometh in between a man and his own heart, and that to him shall ye be gathered.

AsadO you who have attained to faith! Respond to the call of God and the Apostle whenever he calls you unto that which will give you life; and know that God intervenes between man and [the desires of] his heart,'° and that unto Him you shall be gathered.



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8:25 واتقوا فتنة لاتصيبن الذين ظلموا منكم خاصة واعلموا ان الله شديد العقاب


TransliterationWaittaqoo fitnatan la tuseebanna allatheena thalamoo minkum khassatan waiAAlamoo anna Allaha shadeedu alAAiqabi
LiteralAnd fear (and avoid a) test/torture (that) strikes/hits (E) especially/specifically those who caused injustice/oppression from you, and know that God (is) strong (severe in) the punishment.

Yusuf AliAnd fear tumult or oppression, which affecteth not in particular (only) those of you who do wrong: and know that Allah is strict in punishment.
PickthalAnd guard yourselves against a chastisement which cannot fall exclusively on those of you who are wrong-doers, and know that Allah is severe in punishment.
Arberry And fear a trial which shall surely not smite in particular the evildoers among you; and know that God is terrible in retribution.
ShakirAnd fear an affliction which may not smite those of you in particular who are unjust; and know that Allah is severe in requiting (evil).
SarwarGuard yourselves against discord among yourselves so that it will not mislead anyone of you, especially the unjust, and know that God's retribution is most severe.
KhalifaBeware of a retribution that may not be limited to the evildoers among you. You should know that GOD's retribution is severe.
Hilali/KhanAnd fear the Fitnah (affliction and trial, etc.) which affects not in particular (only) those of you who do wrong (but it may afflict all the good and the bad people), and know that Allah is Severe in punishment.
H/K/SaheehAnd fear a trial which will not strike those who have wronged among you exclusively, and know that Allah is severe in penalty.
MalikGuard yourselves against temptation. The wrongdoers among you are not the only ones who will be tempted; and know that Allah is strict in retribution.[25]
QXPBeware of a tribulation that may not be limited to the wrongdoers among you. Know that Allah is strict in retribution. (There is a strong link between individual and collective good).
Maulana AliAnd guard yourselves against an affliction which may not smite those of you exclusively who are unjust; and know that Allah is Severe in requiting.
Free MindsAnd be aware of a test that will not only afflict those of you who were wicked; and know that God is severe in retribution.
Qaribullah And be cautious against a sedition that will not smite the harmdoers alone. Know that the punishment of Allah is Stern.

George SaleBeware of sedition; it will not affect those who are ungodly among you, particularly, but all of you in general; and know that God is severe in punishing.
JM RodwellAnd be afraid of temptation: the evil doers among you will not be the only ones on whom it will light: And know ye that God is severe in punishment.

AsadAnd beware of that temptation to evil which does not befall only those among you who are bent on denying the truth, to the exclusion of others;' and know that God is severe in retribution.



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8:26 واذكروا اذ انتم قليل مستضعفون في الارض تخافون ان يتخطفكم الناس فاواكم وايدكم بنصره ورزقكم من الطيبات لعلكم تشكرون


TransliterationWaothkuroo ith antum qaleelun mustadAAafoona fee al-ardi takhafoona an yatakhattafakumu alnnasu faawakum waayyadakum binasrihi warazaqakum mina alttayyibati laAAallakum tashkuroona
LiteralAnd remember when you were little/few weakened in the earth/Planet Earth, you fear that the people snatch (kidnap) you, so He sheltered you and He supported you with His victory/aid, and He provided for you, from the goodnesses , maybe/perhaps you thank/be grateful.

Yusuf AliCall to mind when ye were a small (band), despised through the land, and afraid that men might despoil and kidnap you; But He provided a safe asylum for you, strengthened you with His aid, and gave you Good things for sustenance: that ye might be grateful.
PickthalAnd remember, when ye were few and reckoned feeble in the land, and were in fear lest men should extirpate you, how He gave you refuge, and strengthened you with His help, and made provision of good things for you, that haply ye might be thankful.
Arberry And remember when you were few and abased in the land, and were fearful that the people would snatch you away; but He gave you refuge, and confirmed you with His help, and provided you with the good things, that haply you might be thankful.
ShakirAnd remember when you were few, deemed weak in the land, fearing lest people might carry you off by force, but He sheltered you and strengthened you with His aid and gave you of the good things that you may give thanks.
SarwarRecall the time when you (the believers) were only a few suppressed people in the land, afraid of being terrorized by the people. God gave you shelter, supported you with His help, and bestowed on you pure provisions so that perhaps you would give Him thanks.
KhalifaRemember that you used to be few and oppressed, fearing that the people may snatch you, and He granted you a secure sanctuary, supported you with His victory, and provided you with good provisions, that you may be appreciative.
Hilali/KhanAnd remember when you were few and were reckoned weak in the land, and were afraid that men might kidnap you, but He provided a safe place for you, strengthened you with His Help, and provided you with good things so that you might be grateful.
H/K/SaheehAnd remember when you were few and oppressed in the land, fearing that people might abduct you, but He sheltered you, supported you with His victory, and provided you with good things that you might be grateful.
MalikCall to mind how He gave you shelter when you were a few in number and were oppressed in the land, ever fearing lest the enemy would kidnap you. He made you strong with His help and provided you a safe asylum and gave you pure things for sustenance so that you may give thanks.[26]
QXPRecall when you were few and oppressed in the land (Makkah) and fearful lest people do away with you. He gave you shelter (in Madinah), strengthened you with His help and gave you decent provision. Be grateful in word and action.
Maulana AliAnd remember when you were few, deemed weak in the land, fearing lest people should carry you off by force, He sheltered you and strengthened you with his help, and gave you of the good things that you might give thanks.
Free MindsAnd recall when you were but a few who were weak in the land, you were fearful that men might capture you. But He sheltered you, and He supported you with His victory, and He provided you with good provisions, so that you may be thankful.
Qaribullah And remember how He gave you shelter when you were few in number and considered weak in the land, ever fearing that the people would snatch you away; but He gave you refuge and supported you with His victory and provided you with goodness, so that you might give thanks.

George SaleAnd remember when ye were few, and reputed weak in the land; ye feared lest men should snatch you away; but God provided you a place of refuge, and He strengthened you with his assistance, and bestowed on you good things, that ye might give thanks.
JM RodwellAnd remember when ye were few, and reputed weak in the land: ye feared lest men should pluck you away; then was it that He took you in and strengthened you with his help, and supplied you with good things, that haply ye might give thanks.

AsadAnd remember the time when you were few [and] helpless on earth, fearful lest people do away with you"6 - whereupon He sheltered you, and strengthened you with His succour, and provided for you sustenance out of the good things of life, so that you might have cause to be grateful.



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8:27 ياايها الذين امنوا لاتخونوا الله والرسول وتخونوا اماناتكم وانتم تعلمون


TransliterationYa ayyuha allatheena amanoo la takhoonoo Allaha waalrrasoola watakhoonoo amanatikum waantum taAAlamoona
LiteralYou, you those who believed do not betray/become unfaithful (to) God and the messenger, and you betray/become unfaithful (to) your deposits/securities and you know.

Yusuf AliO ye that believe! betray not the trust of Allah and the Messenger, nor misappropriate knowingly things entrusted to you.
PickthalO ye who believe! Betray not Allah and His messenger, nor knowingly betray your trusts.
Arberry O believers, betray not God and the Messenger, and betray not your trusts and that wittingly;
ShakirO you who believe! be not unfaithful to Allah and the Messenger, nor be unfaithful to your trusts while you know.
SarwarBelievers, do not be dishonest to God and the Messengers or knowingly abuse your trust.
KhalifaO you who believe, do not betray GOD and the messenger, and do not betray those who trust you, now that you know.
Hilali/KhanO you who believe! Betray not Allah and His Messenger, nor betray knowingly your Amanat (things entrusted to you, and all the duties which Allah has ordained for you).
H/K/SaheehO you who have believed, do not betray Allah and the Messenger or betray your trusts while you know [the consequence].
MalikO believers! Do not betray the trust of Allah and His Messenger, nor violate your trusts knowingly.[27]
QXPO You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Betray not Allah and His Messenger (the Central Authority), nor betray people who trust you, nor be lax in your duties knowingly.
Maulana AliO you who believe, be not unfaithful to Allah and the Messenger, nor be unfaithful to your trusts, while you know.
Free MindsO you who believe, do not betray God and the messenger, nor betray your trust, while you know.
Qaribullah Believers, do not betray Allah and the Messenger, nor knowingly betray your trust.

George SaleO true believers, deceive not God and his Apostle; neither violate your faith, against your own knowledge.
JM RodwellO ye who believe! deal not falsely with God and his apostle; and be not false in your engagements, with your own knowledge:

Asad[Hence,] O you who have attained to faith, do not be false to God and the Apostle, and do not knowingly be false to the trust that has been reposed in you;



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8:28 واعلموا انما اموالكم واولادكم فتنة وان الله عنده اجر عظيم


TransliterationWaiAAlamoo annama amwalukum waawladukum fitnatun waanna Allaha AAindahu ajrun AAatheemun
LiteralAnd know that your properties/possessions/wealths and your children (are a) test , and that God at Him (is) a great reward/wage .

Yusuf AliAnd know ye that your possessions and your progeny are but a trial; and that it is Allah with Whom lies your highest reward.
PickthalAnd know that your possessions and your children are a test, and that with Allah is immense reward.
Arberry and know that your wealth and your children are a trial, and that with God is a mighty wage.
ShakirAnd know that your property and your children are a temptation, and that Allah is He with Whom there is a mighty reward.
SarwarKnow that your possessions and children are a temptation for you and that God has the greatest reward (for the righteous ones).
KhalifaYou should know that your money and your children are a test, and that GOD possesses a great recompense.
Hilali/KhanAnd know that your possessions and your children are but a trial and that surely with Allah is a mighty reward.
H/K/SaheehAnd know that your properties and your children are but a trial and that Allah has with Him a great reward.
MalikYou should know that your wealth and your children are, in fact, a test for you, and that Allah is He with Whom is your mighty reward.[28]
QXPKnow that your wealth and your children are a test for you. (Spend your wealth in Allah's Cause, provide good education and training to your children) and know that with Allah is immense reward.
Maulana AliAnd know that your wealth and your children are a temptation, and Allah is He with Whom there is a mighty reward.
Free MindsAnd know that your money and your children are a test, and that God has the greatest reward.
Qaribullah Know that your children and your wealth are but a temptation, and that the reward with Allah is great.

George SaleAnd know that your wealth, and your children are a temptation unto you; and that with God is a great reward.
JM RodwellAnd know that your wealth and your children are a temptation; and that God! with Him is a glorious recompense.

Asadand know that your worldly goods and your children are but a trial and a temptation, and that with God there is a tremendous reward.'



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8:29 ياايها الذين امنوا ان تتقوا الله يجعل لكم فرقانا ويكفر عنكم سيئاتكم ويغفر لكم والله ذو الفضل العظيم


TransliterationYa ayyuha allatheena amanoo in tattaqoo Allaha yajAAal lakum furqanan wayukaffir AAankum sayyi-atikum wayaghfir lakum waAllahu thoo alfadli alAAatheemi
LiteralYou, you those who believed if you fear and obey God, He makes/creates for you a Separation of Right and Wrong , and He covers/substitutes from you your sins/crimes, and forgives for you, and God (is owner) of the grace/favour/blessing, the great.

Yusuf AliO ye who believe! if ye fear Allah, He will grant you a criterion (to judge between right and wrong), remove from you (all) evil (that may afflict) you, and forgive you: for Allah is the Lord of grace unbounded.
PickthalO ye who believe! If ye keep your duty to Allah, He will give you discrimination (between right and wrong) and will rid you of your evil thoughts and deeds, and will forgive you. Allah is of Infinite Bounty.
Arberry O believers, if you fear God, He will assign you a salvation, and acquit you of your evil deeds, and forgive you; and God is of bounty abounding.
ShakirO you who believe! If you are careful of (your duty to) Allah, He will grant you a distinction and do away with your evils and forgive you; and Allah is the Lord of mighty grace.
SarwarBelievers, if you fear God, He will give you guidance, will expiate your bad deeds and forgive you. God's favors are the greatest.
KhalifaO you who believe, if you reverence GOD, He will enlighten you, remit your sins, and forgive you. GOD possesses infinite grace.
Hilali/KhanO you who believe! If you obey and fear Allah, He will grant you Furqan a criterion ((to judge between right and wrong), or (Makhraj, i.e. making a way for you to get out from every difficulty)), and will expiate for you your sins, and forgive you, and Allah is the Owner of the Great Bounty.
H/K/SaheehO you who have believed, if you fear Allah, He will grant you a criterion and will remove from you your misdeeds and forgive you. And Allah is the possessor of great bounty.
MalikO believers! If you fear Allah He will grant you a criterion (to judge between right and wrong), do away with your sins and forgive you. Allah is the Lord of Mighty Grace.[29]
QXPO You who have chosen to be graced with belief! If you remain mindful of Allah's Laws, He will give you distinction among the community of nations and grant you clear discernment between Right and Wrong. He will absolve your imperfections and grant you the protection of forgiveness. Allah is of Infinite bounty.
Maulana AliO you who believe, if you keep your duty to Allah, He will grant you a distinction and do away with your evils and protect you. And Allah is the Lord of mighty grace.
Free MindsO you who believe, if you are aware of God, He will make for you a criterion, and He will cancel your sins and forgive you. God is possessor of great favour.
Qaribullah Believers, if you fear Allah, He will give you a criteria and cleanse you of your sins and forgive you. Allah is the Owner of great bounty.

George SaleO true believers, if ye fear God, He will grant you a distinction, and will expiate your sins from you, and will forgive you; for God is indued with great liberality.
JM RodwellO ye who believe! if ye fear God he will make good your deliverance, and will put away your sins from you, and will forgive you. God is of great bounteousness!

AsadO you who have attained to faith! If you remain conscious of God. He will endow you with a standard by which to discern the true from the false,-9 and will efface your bad deeds, and will forgive you your sins: for God is limitless in His great bounty.



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8:30 واذ يمكر بك الذين كفروا ليثبتوك او يقتلوك او يخرجوك ويمكرون ويمكر الله والله خير الماكرين


TransliterationWa-ith yamkuru bika allatheena kafaroo liyuthbitooka aw yaqtulooka aw yukhrijooka wayamkuroona wayamkuru Allahu waAllahu khayru almakireena
LiteralAnd when those who disbelieved deceive/scheme at you to affix/affirm you, or kill you, or bring you out, and they scheme/deceive , and God deceives/schemes and God (is) best (of) the deceivers/schemers .

Yusuf AliRemember how the Unbelievers plotted against thee, to keep thee in bonds, or slay thee, or get thee out (of thy home). They plot and plan, and Allah too plans; but the best of planners is Allah.
PickthalAnd when those who disbelieve plot against thee (O Muhammad) to wound thee fatally, or to kill thee or to drive thee forth; they plot, but Allah (also) plotteth; and Allah is the best of plotters.
Arberry And when the unbelievers were devising against thee, to confine thee, or slay thee, or to expel thee, and were devising, and God was devising; and God is the best of devisers.
ShakirAnd when those who disbelieved devised plans against you that they might confine you or slay you or drive you away; and they devised plans and Allah too had arranged a plan; and Allah is the best of planners.
SarwarThe unbelievers planned to imprison, murder or expel you (Muhammad) from your city. They make evil plans but God too plans and God's plans are the best.
KhalifaThe disbelievers plot and scheme to neutralize you, or kill you, or banish you. However, they plot and scheme, but so does GOD. GOD is the best schemer.
Hilali/KhanAnd (remember) when the disbelievers plotted against you (O Muhammad SAW) to imprison you, or to kill you, or to get you out (from your home, i.e. Makkah); they were plotting and Allah too was planning, and Allah is the Best of the planners.
H/K/SaheehAnd [remember, O Muúammad], when those who disbelieved plotted against you to restrain you or kill you or evict you [from Makkah]. But they plan, and Allah plans. And Allah is the best of planners.
MalikRemember, how the unbelievers plotted against you. They sought to take you captive or kill you or exile you. They planned - and Allah also planned - Allah is the best planner of all.[30]
QXPRemember (O Messenger), when the rejecters were making schemes to arrest you, slay you, or expel you. That was their plan, but Allah's Law of Requital is designed to work in a way unfailing. Allah is the Best of planners.
Maulana AliAnd when those who disbelieved devised plans against thee that they might confine thee or slay thee or drive thee away -- and they devised plans and Allah, too, had arranged a plan; and Allah is the best of planners.
Free MindsAnd the rejecters plot against you to arrest you, or to kill you, or to expel you. And they plot, and God plots, and God is the best of plotters.
Qaribullah And when the unbelievers plotted against you (Prophet Muhammad). They sought to either take you captive or have you killed, or expelled. They plotted but Allah (in reply) also plotted. Allah is the Best in plotting.

George SaleAnd call to mind when the unbelievers plotted against thee, that they might either detain thee in bonds, or put thee to death, or expel thee the city; and they plotted against thee: But God laid a plot against them; and God is the best layer of plots.
JM RodwellAnd call to mind when the unbelievers plotted against thee, to detain thee prisoner, or to kill thee, or to banish thee: They plotted-but God plotted: and of plotters is God the best!

AsadAND [remember, O Prophet,] how those who were bent on denying the truth were scheming against thee, in order to restrain thee [from preaching], or to slay thee, or to drive thee away: thus have they [always] schemed:'° but God brought their scheming to nought-for God is above all schemers.



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8:31 واذا تتلى عليهم اياتنا قالوا قد سمعنا لو نشاء لقلنا مثل هذا ان هذا الا اساطير الاولين


TransliterationWa-itha tutla AAalayhim ayatuna qaloo qad samiAAna law nashao laqulna mithla hatha in hatha illa asateeru al-awwaleena
LiteralAnd when Our evidences/verses are read/recited on them, they said: "We had heard/listened, and if we116want/will we would have said similar/equal (to) that, that that (is) except the firsts'/beginners' myths/baseless stories ."

Yusuf AliWhen Our Signs are rehearsed to them, they say: "We have heard this (before): if we wished, we could say (words) like these: these are nothing but tales of the ancients."
PickthalAnd when Our revelations are recited unto them they say: We have heard. If we wish we can speak the like of this. Lo! this is naught but fables of the men of old.
Arberry And When Our signs were being recited to them, they said, 'We have already heard; if we wished, we could say the like of this; this is naught but the fairy-tales of the ancients.'
ShakirAnd when Our communications are recited to them, they say: We have heard indeed; if we pleased we could say the like of it; this is nothing but the stories of the ancients.
SarwarWhen Our revelations are recited to them (the unbelievers), they say, "We have heard them. Had we wanted, we could also have composed such statements; they are no more than ancient legends."
KhalifaWhen our revelations are recited to them, they say, "We have heard. If we wanted to, we could have said the same things. These are no more than tales from the past!"
Hilali/KhanAnd when Our Verses (of the Quran) are recited to them, they say: "We have heard this (the Quran); if we wish we can say the like of this. This is nothing but the tales of the ancients."
H/K/SaheehAnd when Our verses are recited to them, they say, "We have heard. If we willed, we could say [something] like this. This is not but legends of the former peoples."
MalikWhenever Our revelations are recited to them they say: "Well, we have heard this. If we wanted we could fabricate the like. These are nothing but the tales of the ancients."[31]
QXPWhen Our Messages are conveyed to them, they say, "We have heard. If we wish, we can speak like it. This is nothing but fables of the ancient."
Maulana AliAnd when our messages are recited to them, they say: We have heard. If we wished, we could say the like of it; this is nothing but the stories of the ancients.
Free MindsAnd if Our revelations are recited to them, they Say: "We have listened, and if we wish, we could have said the same thing. This is nothing but tales of the ancients!"
Qaribullah Whenever Our verses are recited to them, they say: 'We have heard them, if we wished, we could speak its like. They are but tales of the ancients. '

George SaleAnd when our signs are repeated unto them, they say, we have heard; if we pleased we could certainly pronounce a composition like unto this: This is nothing but fables of the ancients.
JM RodwellAnd oft as our signs were rehearsed to them, they said, "Now have we heard: if we pleased we could certainly utter its like! Yes, it is mere tales of the ancients."

AsadAnd whenever Our messages were conveyed to them, they would say, "We have heard [all this] before; if we wanted, we could certainly compose sayings like these [ourselves]: they are nothing but fables of ancient times!"



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8:32 واذ قالوا اللهم ان كان هذا هو الحق من عندك فامطر علينا حجارة من السماء اوائتنا بعذاب اليم


TransliterationWa-ith qaloo allahumma in kana hatha huwa alhaqqa min AAindika faamtir AAalayna hijaratan mina alssama-i awi i/tina biAAathabin aleemin
LiteralAnd when they said: "Oh God if that was it, the truth from at you, so rain on us stones from the sky/space or come/bring to us with a painful torture."

Yusuf AliRemember how they said: "O Allah if this is indeed the Truth from Thee, rain down on us a shower of stones form the sky, or send us a grievous penalty."
PickthalAnd when they said: O Allah! If this be indeed the truth from Thee, then rain down stones on us or bring on us some painful doom!
Arberry And when they said, 'O God, if this be indeed the truth from Thee, then rain down upon us stones out of heaven, or bring us a painful chastisement.'
ShakirAnd when they said: O Allah! if this is the truth from Thee, then rain upon us stones from heaven or inflict on us a painful punishment.
SarwarThey also say, "Lord, if this (Quran) is the Truth from you, shower down stones on us from the sky instead of rain or send us a painful punishment".
KhalifaThey also said, "Our god, if this is really the truth from You, then shower us with rocks from the sky, or pour upon us a painful punishment."
Hilali/KhanAnd (remember) when they said: "O Allah! If this (the Quran) is indeed the truth (revealed) from You, then rain down stones on us from the sky or bring on us a painful torment."
H/K/SaheehAnd [remember] when they said, "O Allah, if this should be the truth from You, then rain down upon us stones from the sky or bring us a painful punishment."
MalikAlso remember how they said: "O Allah! If this is indeed the truth from You, then rain down stones on us from the sky or inflict some dreadful scourge to punish us."[32]
QXPThey went ahead saying, "O Allah! If this is indeed the Truth from You, then shower upon us rocks from the sky or bring on us a painful suffering."
Maulana AliAnd when they said: O Allah, if this is indeed the truth from Thee, then rain down on us stones from heaven or inflict on us a painful chastisement.
Free MindsAnd they said: "O God, if this is the truth from You, then send down upon us a rain of stones from the sky or bring on us a painful retribution."
Qaribullah When they say: 'O Allah, if this is indeed the truth from You, rain down upon us stones from heaven or bring us a painful punishment.. '

George SaleAnd when they said, O God, if this be the truth from Thee, rain down stones upon us from heaven, or inflict on us some other grievous punishment.
JM RodwellAnd when they said, "God! if this be the very truth from before thee, rain down stones upon us from Heaven, or lay on us some grievous chastisement."

AsadAnd, lo, they would say, "O God! If this. be indeed the truth from Thee, then rain down upon us stones from the skies, or inflict [some other] grievous suffering on us!"



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8:33 وماكان الله ليعذبهم وانت فيهم وماكان الله معذبهم وهم يستغفرون


TransliterationWama kana Allahu liyuAAaththibahum waanta feehim wama kana Allahu muAAaththibahum wahum yastaghfiroona
LiteralAnd God was not to torture them and (while) you are in (between) them, and God was not torturing them and (while) they are asking for forgiveness.

Yusuf AliBut Allah was not going to send them a penalty whilst thou wast amongst them; nor was He going to send it whilst they could ask for pardon.
PickthalBut Allah would not punish them while thou wast with them, nor will He punish them while they seek forgiveness.
Arberry But God would never chastise them, with thee among them; God would never chastise them as they begged forgiveness.
ShakirBut Allah was not going to chastise them while you were among them, nor is Allah going to chastise them while yet they ask for forgiveness.
SarwarGod would not punish them while you were among them nor while they were asking for forgiveness.
KhalifaHowever, GOD is not to punish them while you are in their midst; GOD is not to punish them while they are seeking forgiveness.
Hilali/KhanAnd Allah would not punish them while you (Muhammad SAW) are amongst them, nor will He punish them while they seek (Allahs) Forgiveness.
H/K/SaheehBut Allah would not punish them while you, [O Muúammad], are among them, and Allah would not punish them while they seek forgiveness.
MalikBut Allah would not punish them while you were present in their midst. Nor does Allah punish people while they are asking His forgiveness.[33]
QXPBut, Allah did not intend to punish them when you (O Messenger), were among their midst (in Makkah, still preaching). And He would not punish them while they might seek forgiveness.
Maulana AliAnd Allah would not chastise them while thou wast among them; nor would Allah chastise them while they seek forgiveness.
Free MindsBut God was not to punish them while you are with them, nor will God punish them while they continue to seek forgiveness.
Qaribullah But Allah was not to punish them whilst you were living in their midst. Nor would Allah punish them if they repeatedly ask forgiveness of Him.

George SaleBut God was not disposed to punish them, while thou wast with them; nor was God disposed to punish them when they asked pardon.
JM RodwellBut God chose not to chastise them while thou wast with them, nor would God chastise them when they sued for pardon.

AsadBut God did not choose thus to chastise them whip thou [O Prophet] wert still among them," nor would God chastise them when they [might yet] ask for forgiveness.



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8:34 ومالهم الايعذبهم الله وهم يصدون عن المسجد الحرام وماكانوا اولياءه ان اولياؤه الا المتقون ولكن اكثرهم لايعلمون


TransliterationWama lahum alla yuAAaththibahumu Allahu wahum yasuddoona AAani almasjidi alharami wama kanoo awliyaahu in awliyaohu illa almuttaqoona walakinna aktharahum la yaAAlamoona
LiteralAnd why (is it) for them that God not torture them and they are objecting/preventing/obstructing from the Mosque the Forbidden/Sacred , and they were not its patrons/supporters , that its patrons/supporters , (are not) except the fearing and obeying, and but most of them do not know .

Yusuf AliBut what plea have they that Allah should not punish them, when they keep out (men) from the sacred Mosque - and they are not its guardians? No men can be its guardians except the righteous; but most of them do not understand.
PickthalWhat (plea) have they that Allah should not punish them, when they debar (His servants) from the Inviolable Place of Worship, though they are not its fitting guardians. Its fitting guardians are those only who keep their duty to Allah. But most of them know not.
Arberry But what have they now, that God should not chastise them, when they are barring from the Holy Mosque, not being its protectors? Its only protectors are the godfearing; but most of them know not.
ShakirAnd what (excuse) have they that Allah should not chastise them while they hinder (men) from the Sacred Mosque and they are not (fit to be) guardians of it; its guardians are only those who guard (against evil), but most of them do not know.
SarwarWhy should God not punish them when they hinder people from entering the sacred mosque? They are not its true patrons. Only the righteous ones are its patrons, but most of the pagans do not know.
KhalifaHave they not deserved GOD's retribution, by repelling others from the Sacred Masjid, even though they are not the custodians thereof? The true custodians thereof are the righteous, but most of them do not know.
Hilali/KhanAnd why should not Allah punish them while they stop (men) from Al-Masjid-al-Haram, and they are not its guardians? None can be its guardian except Al-Muttaqoon (the pious - see V.2:2), but most of them know not.
H/K/SaheehBut why should Allah not punish them while they obstruct [people] from al-Masjid al-îaram and they were not [fit to be] its guardians? Its [true] guardians are not but the righteous, but most of them do not know.
MalikBut now there is no reason why Allah should not punish them when they are blocking others from the Masjid-al-Haram (Ka'bah), whereas they are not its lawful guardians. In fact, its only guardians are those who fear Allah, even though most of them do not understand.[34]
QXPNow is a new situation. Have they not deserved Allah's Requital when they are hindering His servants from the Sacred Masjid of Makkah, even though they are not its guardians? Its guardians can only be those who are mindful of Allah's Laws. Most of them don't even know how awesome this responsibility is.
Maulana AliAnd what excuse have they that Allah should not chastise them while they hinder (men) from the Sacred Mosque and they are not its (true) guardians? Its guardians are only those who keep their duty, but most of them know not.
Free MindsAnd why should God not punish them when they are turning others away from the Restricted Temple, and they were never its protectors! Its protectors are the righteous; but most of them do not know.
Qaribullah And why should Allah not punish them, when they have barred others from the Sacred Mosque, although they were not its guardians? Its only guardians are the cautious, though most of them do not know.

George SaleBut they have nothing to offer in excuse why God should not punish them, since they hindered the believers from visiting the holy temple, although they are not the guardians thereof. The guardians thereof are those only who fear God; but the greater part of them know it not.
JM RodwellBut because they debarred the faithful from the holy temple, albeit they are not its guardians, nothing is there on their part why God should not chastise them. The Godfearing only are its guardians; but most of them know it not.

AsadBut what have they [now] in their favour that God should not chastise themseeing that they bar [the believers] from the Inviolable House of Worship, although they are not its [rightful] guardians?" None but the God-conscious can be its guardians: but of this most of these [evildoers] are unaware;



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8:35 وماكان صلاتهم عند البيت الا مكاء وتصدية فذوقوا العذاب بما كنتم تكفرون


TransliterationWama kana salatuhum AAinda albayti illa mukaan watasdiyatan fathooqoo alAAathaba bima kuntum takfuroona
LiteralAnd their prayers at the House/Home was not except whistling by mouth and echoing/prolonging/clapping ,so taste/experience the torture with what you were disbelieving.

Yusuf AliTheir prayer at the House (of Allah) is nothing but whistling and clapping of hands: (Its only answer can be), "Taste ye the penalty because ye blasphemed."
PickthalAnd their worship at the (holy) House is naught but whistling and hand-clapping. Therefore (it is said unto them): Taste of the doom because ye disbelieve.
Arberry And their prayer at the House is nothing but a whistling and a clapping of hands -- therefore taste you now the chastisement for your unbelief!
ShakirAnd their prayer before the House is nothing but whistling and clapping of hands; taste then the chastisement, for you disbelieved.
SarwarTheir (unbelievers) prayer at the mosque is nothing but whistling and clapping of hands. We shall tell them, "Suffer torment for your disbelief."
KhalifaTheir Contact Prayers (Salat) at the shrine (Ka`bah) were no more than a mockery and a means of repelling the people (by crowding them out). Therefore, suffer the retribution for your disbelief.
Hilali/KhanTheir Salat (prayer) at the House (of Allah, i.e. the Kabah at Makkah) was nothing but whistling and clapping of hands. Therefore taste the punishment because you used to disbelieve.
H/K/SaheehAnd their prayer at the House was not except whistling and handclapping. So taste the punishment for what you disbelieved.
MalikTheir prayer at the House of Allah is nothing but whistling and clapping of hands: whose only answer can be, "Taste the punishment because of your denying the truth."[35]
QXPWhat is their worship at the House of Allah but whistling and clapping? Therefore it is said to them, "Taste of the Retribution for your rejection of the Truth." (Any people who plunge in ritualistic worship, trail behind in action and incur suffering).
Maulana AliAnd their prayer at the House is nothing but whistling and clapping of hands. Taste, then, the chastisement, because you disbelieved.
Free MindsAnd their contact-method at the sanctuary was nothing but noise and aversion. Taste the retribution for what you have rejected.
Qaribullah Their prayers at the Sacred House are nothing but whistling and clapping. Therefore, taste the punishment for your disbelief.

George SaleAnd their prayer at the house of God is not other than whistling and clapping of the hands. Taste therefore the punishment, for that ye have been unbelievers.
JM RodwellAnd their prayer at the house of God is no other than whistling through the fingers and clapping of the hands-"Taste then the torment, for that ye have been unbelievers."

Asadand their prayers before the Temple are nothing but whistling and clapping of hands. Taste then, [O unbelievers,] this chastisement as an outcome of your persistent denial of the truth!'



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8:36 ان الذين كفروا ينفقون اموالهم ليصدوا عن سبيل الله فسينفقونها ثم تكون عليهم حسرة ثم يغلبون والذين كفروا الى جهنم يحشرون


TransliterationInna allatheena kafaroo yunfiqoona amwalahum liyasuddoo AAan sabeeli Allahi fasayunfiqoonaha thumma takoonu AAalayhim hasratan thumma yughlaboona waallatheena kafaroo ila jahannama yuhsharoona
LiteralThat those who disbelieved spend their properties/possessions/wealths to object/prevent/obstruct from Gods' way/path/sake , so they will spend it, then (it will) be on them grief/weakness , then they (will) be defeated/conquered , and those who disbelieved, to Hell they (will) be gathered.

Yusuf AliThe Unbelievers spend their wealth to hinder (man) from the path of Allah, and so will they continue to spend; but in the end they will have (only) regrets and sighs; at length they will be overcome: and the Unbelievers will be gathered together to Hell;-
PickthalLo! those who disbelieve spend their wealth in order that they may debar (men) from the way of Allah. They will spend it, then it will become an anguish for them, then they will be conquered. And those who disbelieve will be gathered unto hell,
Arberry The unbelievers expend their wealth to bar from God's way, and still they will expend it, till it is an anguish for them, then be overthrown, and the unbelievers will be mustered into Gehenna,
ShakirSurely those who disbelieve spend their wealth to hinder (people) from the way of Allah; so they shall spend it, then it shall be to them an intense regret, then they shall be overcome; and those who disbelieve shall be driven together to hell.
SarwarThe disbelievers spend their wealth to turn men away from the way of God. They will continue to spend but it will become a source of regret for them and they will be defeated (because of their evil plans). The disbelievers will be gathered all togdher in Hell.
KhalifaThose who disbelieve spend their money to repel others from the way of GOD. They will spend it, then it will turn into sorrow and remorse for them. Ultimately, they will be defeated, and all disbelievers will be summoned to Hell.
Hilali/KhanVerily, those who disbelieve spend their wealth to hinder (men) from the Path of Allah, and so will they continue to spend it; but in the end it will become an anguish for them. Then they will be overcomed. And those who disbelieve will be gathered unto Hell.
H/K/SaheehIndeed, those who disbelieve spend their wealth to avert [people] from the way of Allah. So they will spend it; then it will be for them a [source of] regret; then they will be overcome. And those who have disbelieved unto Hell they will be gathered.
MalikSurely the unbelievers spend their wealth in blocking the way of Allah and so will they continue to spend; but in the end these very efforts will become the cause of their regrets; at length they will be defeated, and in the hereafter these unbelievers will be gathered together and driven to hell,[36]
QXPThose who are bent upon denying the Truth, spend their riches to hinder people from the Path of Allah. They will spend it, then it will become anguish for them, and they will be overcome. And the rejecters of the Truth will be gathered to Hell.
Maulana AliSurely those who disbelieve spend their wealth to hinder (people) from the way of Allah. So they will go on spending it, then it will be to them a regret, then they will be overcome. And those who disbelieve will be gathered together to hell,
Free MindsThose who have rejected, they spend their money to turn others away from the path of God. They will spend it, then it will become an anguish for them, then they are defeated. Those who rejected will be gathered to Hell.
Qaribullah Those who disbelieve spend their wealth to bar (others) from the Path of Allah. They will spend it; but it will become a regret for them, then they will be overcome. The unbelievers shall be gathered in Gehenna,

George SaleThey who believe not, expend their wealth to obstruct the way of God: They shall expend it, but afterwards it shall become matter of sighing and regret unto them, and at length they shall be overcome; and the unbelievers shall be gathered together into hell;
JM RodwellThe infidels spend their riches with intent to turn men aside from the way of God: spend it they shall; then shall sighing be upon them, and then shall they be overcome. And the infidels shall be gathered together into Hell,

AsadBehold, those who are bent on denying the truth are spending their riches in order to turn others away from the path of God; and they will go on spending them until they become [a source of] intense regret for them; and then they will be overcome! And those who [until their death] have denied the truth shall be gathered unto hell,



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8:37 ليميز الله الخبيث من الطيب ويجعل الخبيث بعضه على بعض فيركمه جميعا فيجعله في جهنم اولئك هم الخاسرون


TransliterationLiyameeza Allahu alkhabeetha mina alttayyibi wayajAAala alkhabeetha baAAdahu AAala baAAdin fayarkumahu jameeAAan fayajAAalahu fee jahannama ola-ika humu alkhasiroona
Literal(It is to) God to distinguish/separate the bad/wicked from the good/pure and make/put the bad/wicked some over some so He piles/ accumulates it all together , so He puts it in Hell , those are, they are the losers/misguided and perished .

Yusuf AliIn order that Allah may separate the impure from the pure, put the impure, one on another, heap them together, and cast them into Hell. They will be the ones to have lost.
PickthalThat Allah may separate the wicked from the good, The wicked will He place piece upon piece, and heap them all together, and consign them unto hell. Such verily are the losers.
Arberry that God may distinguish the corrupt from the good, and place the corrupt one upon another, and so heap them up all together, and put them in Gehenna; those are the losers.
ShakirThat Allah might separate the impure from the good, and put the impure, some of it upon the other, and pile it up together, then cast it into hell; these it is that are the losers.
SarwarGod will separate the wicked from the pure and will pile the wicked ones on top of one anothcr to be cast into hell. They are indeed lost.
KhalifaGOD will sift away the bad from the good, then pile the bad on top of each other, all in one pile, then throw it in Hell. Such are the losers.
Hilali/KhanIn order that Allah may distinguish the wicked (disbelievers, polytheists and doers of evil deeds) from the good (believers of Islamic Monotheism and doers of righteous deeds), and put the wicked (disbelievers, polytheists and doers of evil deeds) one on another, heap them together and cast them into Hell. Those! it is they who are the losers.
H/K/Saheeh[This is] so that Allah may distinguish the wicked from the good and place the wicked some of them upon others and heap them all together and put them into Hell. It is those who are the losers.
Malikin order that Allah may separate the filthy from the pure. He will heap the filthy one upon another, altogether, and then cast them into hell. They are the ones who will be the losers.[37]
QXPAllah will distinguish the bad from the good, then pile the bad on top of one another and cast them together in the Hellfire. They are truly the losers. (The clans of rejecters will join hands to fight the believers, but the battleground will become Hell for them).
Maulana AliThat Allah may separate the wicked from the good, and put the wicked one upon another, then heap them together, then cast them into hell. These indeed are the losers.
Free MindsThis is so that God will distinguish the bad from the good, and so that the bad will be gathered together into one heap then He will cast it all into Hell. These are the losers.
Qaribullah in order that Allah will separate the wicked from the good. He will heap the wicked one upon another, and then heap them together and cast them in Gehenna those shall be the losers.

George Salethat God may distinguish the wicked from the good, and may throw the wicked one upon the other, and may gather them all in a heap, and cast them into hell. These are they who shall perish.
JM RodwellThat God may separate the bad from the good, and put the bad one upon the other, and heap them all up and put them into Hell! These are they who shall be lost.

Asadso that God might separate the bad from the good, and join the bad with one another, and link them all together [within His condemnation], and then place them in hell. They, they are the lost!



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8:38 قل للذين كفروا ان ينتهوا يغفر لهم ماقد سلف وان يعودوا فقد مضت سنة الاولين


TransliterationQul lillatheena kafaroo in yantahoo yughfar lahum ma qad salafa wa-in yaAAoodoo faqad madat sunnatu al-awwaleena
LiteralSay to those who disbelieved: "If they terminate/stop, (it) will be forgiven for them what had preceded/passed , and if they return, so the first's/beginners'' law/manner had passed/expired ."

Yusuf AliSay to the Unbelievers, if (now) they desist (from Unbelief), their past would be forgiven them; but if they persist, the punishment of those before them is already (a matter of warning for them).
PickthalTell those who disbelieve that if they cease (from persecution of believers) that which is past will be forgiven them; but if they return (thereto) then the example of the men of old hath already gone (before them, for a warning).
Arberry Say to the unbelievers, if they give over He will forgive them what is past; but if they return, the wont of the ancients is already gone!
ShakirSay to those who disbelieve, if they desist, that which is past shall be forgiven to them; and if they return, then what happened to the ancients has already passed.
SarwarMuhammad, tell the unbelievers, if you give up your evil behavior, God will forgive whatever you have done in the past. But if you transgras again, your fate will be the same as that of those (unbelievers) who lived before you."
KhalifaTell those who disbelieved: if they stop, all their past will be forgiven. But if they return, they will incur the same fate as their previous counterparts.
Hilali/KhanSay to those who have disbelieved, if they cease (from disbelief) their past will be forgiven. But if they return (thereto), then the examples of those (punished) before them have already preceded (as a warning).
H/K/SaheehSay to those who have disbelieved [that] if they cease, what has previously occurred will be forgiven for them. But if they return [to hostility] then the precedent of the former [rebellious] peoples has already taken place.
MalikO Prophet, tell the unbelievers that if they desist from unbelief, their past shall be forgiven; but if they persist in sin, let them reflect upon the fate of their forefathers.[38]
QXP(O Prophet) Tell the disbelievers that if they cease hostilities, all their past will be forgiven. But if they return, they will meet the example of the old nations.
Maulana AliSay to those who disbelieve, if they desist, that which is past will be forgiven them; and if they return, then the example of those of old has already gone.
Free MindsSay to the rejecters: "If they cease, then what has passed before will be forgiven to them, and if they return to it, then the example of the previous generations has already been given."
Qaribullah Tell the unbelievers that if they abandon their ways He will forgive them what is past; but, if they return, that was indeed the way of their forefathers who have passed away.

George SaleSay unto the unbelievers, that if they desist from opposing thee, what is already past shall be forgiven them; but if they return to attack thee, the exemplary punishment of the former opposers of the prophets is already past, and the like shall be inflicted on them.
JM RodwellSAY to the infidels: If they desist from their unbelief, what is now past shall be forgiven them; but if they return to it, they have already before them the doom of the ancients!

AsadTell those who are bent on denying the truth that if they desist," all that is past shall be forgiven them; but if they revert [to their wrongdoing], let them remember what happened to the like of them in times gone by."



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8:39 وقاتلوهم حتى لاتكون فتنة ويكون الدين كله لله فان انتهوا فان الله بما يعملون بصير


TransliterationWaqatiloohum hatta la takoona fitnatun wayakoona alddeenu kulluhu lillahi fa-ini intahaw fa-inna Allaha bima yaAAmaloona baseerun
LiteralAnd fight/kill them until (there) be no misguidance/betrayal , and the religion, all of it be to God, so if they ended/stopped , so that God (is) seeing/knowing with what they make/do .

Yusuf AliAnd fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere; but if they cease, verily Allah doth see all that they do.
PickthalAnd fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah. But if they cease, then lo! Allah is Seer of what they do.
Arberry Fight them, till there is no persecution and the religion is God's entirely; then if they give over, surely God sees the things they do;
ShakirAnd fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah; but if they desist, then surely Allah sees what they do.
SarwarFight them so that idolatry will not exist any more and God's religion will stand supreme. If they give up (the idols), God will be Well Aware of what they do.
KhalifaYou shall fight them to ward off oppression, and to practice your religion devoted to GOD alone. If they refrain from aggression, then GOD is fully Seer of everything they do.
Hilali/KhanAnd fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone (in the whole of the world). But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do.
H/K/SaheehAnd fight them until there is no fitnah and [until] the religion, all of it, is for Allah. And if they cease then indeed, Allah is Seeing of what they do.
MalikO believers, fight them until there is no more mischief and the Deen of Allah (way of life prescribed by Allah) is established completely; but if they do stop from mischief, then surely Allah is observant of all their actions.[39]
QXPFight and subdue those who persist in aggression until persecution is no more, and absolute freedom of religion is established. People must be able to adopt a religion only for God's Approval, and as free choice (2:193), (12:108). If they cease from aggression, Allah is the Seer of their actions, and therefore you shall leave them alone.
Maulana AliAnd fight with them until there is no more persecution, and all religions are for Allah. But if they desist, then surely Allah is Seer of what they do.
Free MindsAnd fight them all until there is no more oppression, and so that the entire system is God's. But if they cease, then God is watcher over what they do.
Qaribullah Fight them until persecution is no more and the Religion of Allah reigns supreme. If they desist, Allah sees the things they do;

George SaleTherefore fight against them until there be no opposition in favour of idolatry, and the religion be wholly God's. If they desist, verily God seeth that which they do:
JM RodwellFight then against them till strife be at an end, and the religion be all of it God's. If they desist, verily God beholdeth what they do:

AsadAnd fight against them until there is no more oppression and all worship is devoted to God alone." And if they desist-behold, God sees all that they do;°°



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8:40 وان تولوا فاعلموا ان الله مولاكم نعم المولى ونعم النصير


TransliterationWa-in tawallaw faiAAlamoo anna Allaha mawlakum niAAma almawla waniAAma alnnaseeru
LiteralAnd if they turned away, so know that God (is) your owner/master/ally , (He is) best blessed and praised, the king/master, and (He is) best blessed and praised, the victorior/savior.

Yusuf AliIf they refuse, be sure that Allah is your Protector - the best to protect and the best to help.
PickthalAnd if they turn away, then know that Allah is your Befriender - a Transcendent Patron, a Transcendent Helper!
Arberry but if they turn away, know that God is your Protector -- an excellent Protector, an excellent Helper!
ShakirAnd if they turn back, then know that Allah is your Patron; most excellent is the Patron and most excellent the Helper.
SarwarIf the (unbelievers) turn away from the faith, God is you (believers) best Guardian and best Helpr.
KhalifaIf they turn away, then you should know that GOD is your Lord and Master; the best Lord and Master, the best supporter.
Hilali/KhanAnd if they turn away, then know that Allah is your Maula (Patron, Lord, Protector and Supporter, etc.), (what) an Excellent Maula, and (what) an Excellent Helper!
H/K/SaheehBut if they turn away then know that Allah is your protector. Excellent is the protector, and Excellent is the helper.
MalikIf they give no heed, then you should know that Allah is your protector. He is the best to protect and the best to help.[40]
QXP(Be magnanimous in treating them) knowing that if they returned to their previous ways, Allah is your Lord Supreme. And how excellent is this Lord Supreme, and how excellent is this Giver of help!
Maulana AliAnd if they turn back, then know that Allah is your Patron. Most excellent the Patron and most excellent the Helper!
Free MindsAnd if they turn away, then know that God is your Patron. What an excellent Patron, and what an excellent Victor.
Qaribullah but if they turn away, know that Allah is your guardian, (He is) the best Guardian and the best Giver of victory.

George SaleBut if they turn back, know that God is your patron; He is the best patron, and the best helper.
JM RodwellBut if they turn their back, know ye that God is your protector: Excellent protector! excellent helper!

Asadand if they turn away [from righteousness],



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8:41 واعلموا انما غنتم من شئ فان لله خمسه وللرسول ولذي القربى واليتامى والمساكين وابن السبيل ان كنتم امنتم بالله وماانزلنا على عبدنا يوم الفرقان يوم التقى الجمعان والله على كل شئ قدير


TransliterationWaiAAlamoo annama ghanimtum min shay-in faanna lillahi khumusahu walilrrasooli walithee alqurba waalyatama waalmasakeeni waibni alssabeeli in kuntum amantum biAllahi wama anzalna AAala AAabdina yawma alfurqani yawma iltaqa aljamAAani waAllahu AAala kulli shay-in qadeerun
LiteralAnd know that what you won/obtained by spoils of war from a thing, that to God its fifth and to the messenger and (those) of (E) the relations/near, and the orphans , and the poorest of poor/poor oppressed, and the traveler/stranded traveler, if you had believed by God and what We descended on Our worshipper/slave, (on) the Separation of Right and Wrong Day/Proof Day (the) day the two groups/gatherings met , and God (is) on every thing capable/able .

Yusuf AliAnd know that out of all the booty that ye may acquire (in war), a fifth share is assigned to Allah,- and to the Messenger, and to near relatives, orphans, the needy, and the wayfarer,- if ye do believe in Allah and in the revelation We sent down to Our servant on the Day of Testing,- the Day of the meeting of the two forces. For Allah hath power over all things.
PickthalAnd know that whatever ye take as spoils of war, lo! a fifth thereof is for Allah, and for the messenger and for the kinsman (who hath need) and orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, if ye believe in Allah and that which We revealed unto Our slave on the Day of Discrimination, the day when the two armies met. And Allah is Able to do all things.
Arberry Know that, whatever booty you take, the fifth of it is God's, and the Messenger's, and the near kinsman's, and the orphans', and for the needy, and the traveller, if you believe in God and that We sent down upon Our servant on the day of salvation,. the day the two hosts encountered; and God is powerful over everything;
ShakirAnd know that whatever thing you gain, a fifth of it is for Allah and for the Messenger and for the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, if you believe in Allah and in that which We revealed to Our servant, on the day of distinction, the day on which the two parties met; and Allah has power over all things.
SarwarKnow that whatever property you may gain, one fifth belongs to God, the Messenger, the kindred, orphans, the needy and those who need money while on a journey. (This is the law) if you believe in God and what We revealed to Our Servant on the Day of Distinction (Badr) when the armies confronted each other. God has power over all things.
KhalifaYou should know that if you gain any spoils in war, one-fifth shall go to GOD and the messenger, to be given to the relatives, the orphans, the poor, and the traveling alien. You will do this if you believe in GOD and in what we revealed to our servant on the day of decision, the day the two armies clashed. GOD is Omnipotent.
Hilali/KhanAnd know that whatever of war-booty that you may gain, verily one-fifth (1/5th) of it is assigned to Allah, and to the Messenger, and to the near relatives (of the Messenger (Muhammad SAW)), (and also) the orphans, Al-Masakin (the poor) and the wayfarer, if you have believed in Allah and in that which We sent down to Our slave (Muhammad SAW) on the Day of criterion (between right and wrong), the Day when the two forces met (the battle of Badr) - And Allah is Able to do all things.
H/K/SaheehAnd know that anything you obtain of war booty then indeed, for Allah is one fifth of it and for the Messenger and for [his] near relatives and the orphans, the needy, and the [stranded] traveler, if you have believed in Allah and in that which We sent down to Our Servant on the day of criterion the day when the two armies met. And Allah, over all things, is competent.
MalikKnow that one-fifth of the booty (spoils of war) is for Allah, His Messenger, close relatives of the Messenger, orphans, the needy and the wayfarer, if you do believe in Allah and in what We revealed to Our servant on the day of distinction (between right and wrong), the day when two armies met in combat. Allah has power over everything.[41]
QXP(You ask about the distribution of the spoils of war when you fight aggression and attain victory.) Whatever you take as spoils of war, a fifth of that is for Allah and for the Messenger (the Central Authority, to run the government). The rest will belong to the families of soldiers who laid their lives defending the State, the orphans, those left alone in the society, the widows, the ones whose income has stalled for any reason, the needy wayfarer, and whoever travels to the believers in a destitute condition. This is if you believe in Allah and in what We revealed to Our servant when the two armies met (at Badr) on the Day of Distinction. Allah is the Appointer of due measure for all things.
Maulana AliAnd know that whatever you acquire in war, a fifth of it is for Allah and for the Messenger and for the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, if you believe in Allah and in that which We revealed to Our servant, on the day of Discrimination, the day on which the two parties met. And Allah is Possessor of power over all things.
Free MindsYou should know: "Of anything you gain, that one-fifth shall go to God and the messenger, and the relatives, and the orphans, and the poor, and the wayfarer." You will do this if you believe in God and in what We revealed to Our servant on the day of the Criterion, the day the two armies clashed. God is able to do all things.
Qaribullah And know that one fifth of whatever you take as spoils belong to Allah, the Messenger, kinsmen of the Messenger, the orphans, the needy, and the destitute traveler; if you believe in Allah and what We sent down to Our worshiper on the day of victory, the day when the two armies met. Allah has power over all things.

George SaleAnd know that whenever ye gain any spoils, a fifth part thereof belongeth unto God, and to the Apostle, and his kindred, and the orphans, and the poor, and the traveller; if ye believe in God, and that which we have sent down unto our servant on the day of distinction, on the day whereon the two armies met: And God is almighty.
JM RodwellAnd know ye, that when ye have taken any booty, a fifth part belongeth to God and to the Apostle, and to the near of kin, and to orphans, and to the poor, and to the wayfarer, if ye believe in God, and in that which we have sent down to our servant on the

Asadknow that God is your Lord Supreme: [and] how excellent is this Lord Supreme, and how excellent this Giver of Succour! AND KNOW that whatever booty you acquire [in war], one-fifth thereof belongs to God and the Apostle, and the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer." [This you must observe] if you believe in God and in what We bestowed from on high upon Our servant on the day when the true was distinguished from the false - the day when the two hosts met in battle. And God has the power to will anything.



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8:42 اذ انتم بالعدوة الدنيا وهم بالعدوة القصوى والركب اسفل منكم ولو تواعدتم لاختلفتم في الميعاد ولكن ليقضي الله امرا كان مفعولا ليهلك من هلك عن بينة ويحيى من حي عن بينة وان الله لسميع عليم


TransliterationIth antum bialAAudwati alddunya wahum bialAAudwati alquswa waalrrakbu asfala minkum walaw tawaAAadtum laikhtalaftum fee almeeAAadi walakin liyaqdiya Allahu amran kana mafAAoolan liyahlika man halaka AAan bayyinatin wayahya man hayya AAan bayyinatin wa-inna Allaha lasameeAAun AAaleemun
LiteralWhen you were by the elevated place/edge of the valley the near, and they are by the edge of the valley the farthest, and the riders/caravan/convoy (is) lower from (than) you, and if you made appointments with each other you would have differed/disagreed in the appointment and but (for) God to execute/order an order/command, (it) was made/done, to perish/destroy who perished/died on/of an evidence, and lives who lived on/of an evidence, and that God (is) hearing/listening (E), knowledgeable.

Yusuf AliRemember ye were on the hither side of the valley, and they on the farther side, and the caravan on lower ground than ye. Even if ye had made a mutual appointment to meet, ye would certainly have failed in the appointment: But (thus ye met), that Allah might accomplish a matter already enacted; that those who died might die after a clear Sign (had been given), and those who lived might live after a Clear Sign (had been given). And verily Allah is He Who heareth and knoweth (all things).
PickthalWhen ye were on the near bank (of the valley) and they were on the yonder bank, and the caravan was below you (on the coast plain). And had ye trysted to meet one another ye surely would have failed to keep the tryst, but (it happened, as it did, without the forethought of either of you) that Allah might conclude a thing that must be done; that he who perished (on that day) might perish by a clear proof (of His Sovereignty) and he who survived might survive by a clear proof (of His Sovereignty). Lo! Allah in truth is Hearer, Knower.
Arberry when you were on the nearer bank, and they were on the farther bank, and the cavalcade was below you; and had you made tryst together, you would have surely failed the tryst; but that God might determine a matter that was done, that whosoever perished might perish by a clear sign, and by a clear sign he might live who lived; and surely God is All-hearing, All-knowing.
ShakirWhen you were on the nearer side (of the valley) and they were on the farthest side, while the caravan was in a lower place than you; and if you had mutually made an appointment, you would certainly have broken away from the appointment, but-- in order that Allah might bring about a matter which was to be done, that he who would perish might perish by clear proof, and he who would live might live by clear proof; and most surely Allah is Hearing, Knowing;
SarwarRecall when your army was positioned at the less defensible brink of the valley, (the pagans') army had the more defensible higher side of the valley and the caravan was led (out of your reach) below. This situation did not take place according to your previous plans, otherwise, everything would have been different. (It was God's plan ) to place you in a vulnerable position, exposed to the enemy and it was His plan to lead the caravan out of your reach) so that His decree that you would be granted a victory by a miracle would become a doubtless fact and so that those who were to be destroyed would face destruction with a clear knowledge of the Truth and those who were to survive would also survive with a clear knowledge of the Truth. God is All-hearing and All-knowing.
KhalifaRecall that you were on this side of the valley, while they were on the other side. Then their caravan had to move to lower ground. Had you planned it this way, you could not have done it. But GOD was to carry out a predetermined matter, whereby those destined to be annihilated were annihilated for an obvious reason, and those destined to be saved were saved for an obvious reason. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.
Hilali/Khan(And remember) when you (the Muslim army) were on the near side of the valley, and they on the farther side, and the caravan on the ground lower than you. Even if you had made a mutual appointment to meet, you would certainly have failed in the appointment, but (you met) that Allah might accomplish a matter already ordained (in His Knowledge); so that those who were to be destroyed (for their rejecting the Faith) might be destroyed after a clear evidence, and those who were to live (i.e. believers) might live after a clear evidence. And surely, Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.
H/K/Saheeh[Remember] when you were on the near side of the valley, and they were on the farther side, and the caravan was lower [in position] than you. If you had made an appointment [to meet], you would have missed the appointment. But [it was] so that Allah might accomplish a matter already destined that those who perished [through disbelief] would perish upon evidence and those who lived [in faith] would live upon evidence; and indeed, Allah is Hearing and Knowing.
MalikRemember when you were on this side of the valley and they on the farther side, and the caravan was on lower ground than you both. If you had made a mutual appointment to fight, you would have certainly failed; but Allah sought to accomplish what He has ordained, that those who were destined to perish might die by clear proof and those who were destined to live might survive by clear proof. Surely, Allah is He Who hears all and knows all.[42]
QXPYou were on the Northern, Madinah side of the Valley of Badr, and they were on the Southern, Makkah side of the Valley. And the caravan of the Makkans was proceeding south along the low Western coast, from Syria to Makkah. Had you attacked the caravan, it would not have accomplished Allah's Will. He wanted you to have a decisive victory over the hostile army. Allah had decreed that the Truth shall survive and falsehood shall vanish. Allah is Hearer, Knower.
Maulana AliWhen you were on the nearer side (of the valley) and they were on the farther side, while the caravan was in a lower place than you. And if you had tried to make a mutual appointment, you would certainly have broken away from the appointment, but -- in order that Allah might bring about a matter which had to be done; that he who perished by clear argument might perish, and he who lived by clear argument might live. And surely Allah is Hearing, Knowing:
Free MindsWhen you were on the near side, and they were on the far side, then the supply line became directly beneath you. And had you planned for this meeting, you would have disagreed on its timing, but God was to enforce a command that was already done. So that He would destroy those to be destroyed with proof, and to let those who will live be alive with proof. God is Hearer, Knowledgeable.
Qaribullah And when you were encamped on the nearside and they (the unbelievers) on the farther side, with the caravan below, had you made an appointment with them, you would have surely failed to keep it; but Allah sought to accomplish what He had ordained, so that by clear evidence, he who was destined to perish might perish, and he who was destined to live might live. Surely, Allah is Hearing, Knowing.

George SaleWhen ye were incamped on the hithermost side of the valley, and they were incamped on the further side, and the caravan was below you; and if ye had mutually appointed to come to a battle, ye would certainly have declined the appointment; but ye were brought to an engagement without any previous appointment, that God might accomplish the thing which was decreed to be done, that he who perisheth hereafter may perish after demonstrative evidence, and that he who liveth may live by the same evidence God both heareth and knoweth.
JM RodwellWhen ye were encamped on the near side of the valley, and they were on the further side, and the caravan was below you, if ye had made an engagement to attack ye would have failed the engagement; but ye were led into action notwithstanding, that God might

Asad[Remember that day] when you were at the near end of the valley [of Badr], and they were at its farthest end, while the caravan was below you." And if you had known that a battle was to take place, you would indeed have refused to accept the challenge:" but [the battle was brought about none the less,] so that God might accomplish a thing [which He willed] to be done,4s [and] that he who would perish might perish in clear evidence of the truth, and that he who would remain alive might live in clear evidence of the truth.° And, behold, God is indeed all-hearing, allknowing.



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8:43 اذ يريكهم الله في منامك قليلا ولو اراكهم كثيرا لفشلتم ولتنازعتم في الامر ولكن الله سلم انه عليم بذات الصدور


TransliterationIth yureekahumu Allahu fee manamika qaleelan walaw arakahum katheeran lafashiltum walatanazaAAtum fee al-amri walakinna Allaha sallama innahu AAaleemun bithati alssudoori
LiteralWhen God shows them to you in your sleep/dream (as) a few/little , and if He showed them to you (as) many/much you would have weakened and become cowardly/failing and you would have disputed/argued in the matter/affair, and but God delivered/secured (saved), that He (is) knowledgeable with of the chests117(innermosts).

Yusuf AliRemember in thy dream Allah showed them to thee as few: if He had shown them to thee as many, ye would surely have been discouraged, and ye would surely have disputed in (your) decision; but Allah saved (you): for He knoweth well the (secrets) of (all) hearts.
PickthalWhen Allah showed them unto thee (O Muhammad) in thy dream as few in number, and if He had shown them to thee as many, ye (Muslims) would have faltered and would have quarrelled over the affair. But Allah saved (you). Lo! He knoweth what is in the breasts (of men).
Arberry When God showed thee them in thy dream as few; and had He shown them as many you would have lost heart, and quarrelled about the matter; but God saved; He knows the thoughts in the breasts.
ShakirWhen Allah showed them to you in your dream as few; and if He had shown them to you as many you would certainly have become weak-hearted and you would have disputed about the matter, but Allah saved (you); surely He is the Knower of what is in the breasts.
SarwarIn your dream, God showed (the pagans' army) as being only a few in number, for if He had showed them as a great number, you would have lost courage and would have started to quarrel among yourselves concerning this matter. But God saved you from that condition; He knows what is in your hearts.
KhalifaGOD made them appear in your dream (O Muhammad) fewer in number. Had He made them appear more numerous, you would have failed, and you would have disputed among yourselves. But GOD saved the situation. He is Knower of the innermost thoughts.
Hilali/Khan(And remember) when Allah showed them to you as few in your (i.e. Muhammads SAW) dream, if He had shown them to you as many, you would surely have been discouraged, and you would surely have disputed in making a decision. But Allah saved (you). Certainly, He is the All-Knower of what is in the breasts.
H/K/Saheeh[Remember, O Muúammad], when Allah showed them to you in your dream as few; and if He had shown them to you as many, you [believers] would have lost courage and would have disputed in the matter [of whether to fight], but Allah saved [you from that]. Indeed, He is Knowing of that within the breasts.
MalikAlso remember that Allah made them appear in your dream as few in number; if He had shown them to you as many in number, you would surely have been discouraged and you would have disputed in your decision. But Allah saved you; surely He knows the very secrets of the hearts.[43]
QXPAllah made them few in your vision (O Messenger). Had He made them appear more numerous (if you got intimidated by their great numbers), you believers would have failed. And you would have disputed among yourselves whether to fight them at Badr was a good idea. But Allah saved you believers from faltering. He knew the resolve in your hearts.
Maulana AliWhen Allah showed them to thee in thy dream as few -- and if He had shown them to thee as many, you would certainly have become weak-hearted and you would have disputed about the matter, but Allah saved (you). Surely He is Knower of what is in the breasts.
Free MindsGod shows them to you as being few in your dream, and had He shown them to be many, then you would have failed and you would have disputed in the matter; it was God who saved you. He is the Knower of what is inside the chests.
Qaribullah And when Allah made them appear to you in a vision as a small band, had He showed them to you as many, your courage would have failed you and you would have quarreled over the affair. But Allah saved; He knows the inner most thoughts in the chests.

George SaleWhen thy Lord caused the enemy to appear unto thee in thy sleep, few in number; and if He had caused them to appear numerous unto thee, ye would have been disheartened and would have disputed concerning the matter: But God preserved you from this; for He knoweth the innermost parts of the breasts of men.
JM RodwellRemember when God shewed them to thee in thy dream, as few: Had he shown them numerous, ye would certainly have become fainthearted, and would certainly have disputed about the matter-But from this God kept you-He knoweth the very secrets of the breast-

AsadLo! God showed them to thee in a dream as few: for, had He shown them to you as many, you would surely have lost heart, and would surely have disagreed with one another about what to do.°s But God saved [you from this]: verily, He has full knowledge of what is the hearts [of men].



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8:44 واذ يريكموهم اذا التقيتم في اعينكم قليلا ويقللكم في اعينهم ليقضي الله امرا كان مفعولا والى الله ترجع الامور


TransliterationWa-ith yureekumoohum ithi iltaqaytum fee aAAyunikum qaleelan wayuqallilukum fee aAAyunihim liyaqdiya Allahu amran kana mafAAoolan wa-ila Allahi turjaAAu al-omooru
LiteralWhen He shows them to you when you met/found (them) in your eyes/sights (as) few/little, and He lessens/reduces you (P) in their eyes/sights, (it is for) God to execute/order an order/command (that) was made/done, and to God the matters/affairs are returned.

Yusuf AliAnd remember when ye met, He showed them to you as few in your eyes, and He made you appear as contemptible in their eyes: that Allah might accomplish a matter already enacted. For to Allah do all questions go back (for decision).
PickthalAnd when He made you (Muslims), when ye met (them), see them with your eyes as few, and lessened you in their eyes, (it was) that Allah might conclude a thing that must be done. Unto Allah all things are brought back.
Arberry When God showed you them in your eyes as few, when you encountered, and made you few in their eyes, that God might determine a matter that was done; and unto God all matters are returned.
ShakirAnd when He showed them to you, when you met, as few in your eyes and He made you to appear little in their eyes, in order that Allah might bring about a matter which was to be done, and to Allah are all affairs returned.
SarwarWhen you met the pagans' army, God made them appear fewer in your eyes and you appear fewer in their eyes so that His miracle of granting you (an incredible) victory could easily be fulfilled. To God do all things return.
KhalifaAnd when the time came and you faced them, He made them appear fewer in your eyes, and made you appear fewer in their eyes as well. For GOD willed to carry out a certain plan. All decisions are made by GOD.
Hilali/KhanAnd (remember) when you met (the army of the disbelievers on the Day of the battle of Badr), He showed them to you as few in your eyes and He made you appear as few in their eyes, so that Allah might accomplish a matter already ordained (in His Knowledge), and to Allah return all matters (for decision).
H/K/SaheehAnd [remember] when He showed them to you, when you met, as few in your eyes, and He made you [appear] as few in their eyes so that Allah might accomplish a matter already destined. And to Allah are [all] matters returned.
MalikAnd remember when you met them in the encounter, He showed them to you as few in number in your eyes and He made you appear as a few in number in their eyes so that Allah might accomplish what He had ordained: for ultimately all affairs return to Allah for decision.[44]
QXPWhen the two armies faced each other, He made them appear few in your eyes, and made you appear weak in their eyes (3:12). Allah willed that to be the Day of Distinction. All matters go back to Allah's Laws as their source.
Maulana AliAnd when He showed them to you, when you met, as few in your eyes, and He made you to appear few in their eyes, in order that Allah might bring about a matter which had to be done. And to Allah are all affairs returned.
Free MindsAnd God showed them to you when you met as being few to your eyes, and He made you appear as being fewer to their eyes. That was so God's decree would come to be; and to God all matters are returned.
Qaribullah And when you met them, He showed them in your eyes as being few, and decreased (your number) in their eyes so that Allah might determine what was ordained. To Allah all matters return.

George SaleAnd when He caused them to appear unto you, when ye met, to be few in your eyes; and diminished your numbers in their eyes; that God might accomplish the thing which was decreed to be done: And unto God shall all things return.
JM RodwellAnd when, on your meeting, he made them to appear to your eyes as few, and diminished you in their eyes, that God might carry out the thing that was to be done. To God do all things return.

AsadAnd so, when you met in battle, He made them appear as few in your eyes -just as He made you appear as of little account in their eyes - so that God might accomplish a thing [whhich He willed] to be done:49 for all things go back to God [as their source].



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8:45 ياايها الذين امنوا اذا لقيتم فئة فاثبتوا واذكروا الله كثيرا لعلكم تفلحون


TransliterationYa ayyuha allatheena amanoo itha laqeetum fi-atan faothbutoo waothkuroo Allaha katheeran laAAallakum tuflihoona
LiteralYou, you those who believed, if you met/found a group so be courageous/steadfast and remember/mention/glorify God much, maybe/perhaps you succeed/win.

Yusuf AliO ye who believe! When ye meet a force, be firm, and call Allah in remembrance much (and often); that ye may prosper:
PickthalO ye who believe! When ye meet an army, hold firm and think of Allah much, that ye may be successful.
Arberry O believers, whensoever you encounter a host, then stand firm, and remember God frequently; haply so you will prosper.
ShakirO you who believe! when you meet a party, then be firm, and remember Allah much, that you may be successful.
SarwarBelievers, stand firm when you meet a band of your enemy and remember God often so that you may have everlasting happiness.
KhalifaO you who believe, when you encounter an army, you shall hold fast and commemorate GOD frequently, that you may succeed.
Hilali/KhanO you who believe! When you meet (an enemy) force, take a firm stand against them and remember the Name of Allah much (both with tongue and mind), so that you may be successful.
H/K/SaheehO you who have believed, when you encounter a company [from the enemy forces], stand firm and remember Allah much that you may be successful.
MalikO believers! When you encounter an enemy in a combat, be firm and frequently remember Allah so that you may be successful.[45]
QXPO You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Whenever you meet an army, hold firm and remember Allah's Laws of achieving victory so that you may be successful (8:10).
Maulana AliO you who believe, when you meet an army, be firm, and remember Allah much, that you may be successful.
Free MindsO you who believe, when you meet a force, stand firm and mention God excessively, that you may succeed.
Qaribullah Believers, when you meet an army stand firm and remember Allah abundantly, in order that you are prosperous.

George SaleO true believers, when ye meet a party of the infidels, stand firm, and remember God frequently, that ye may prosper:
JM RodwellBelievers! when ye confront a troop, stand firm and make frequent mention of the name of God, that it may fare well with you:

Asad[Hence,] O you who have attained to faith, when you meet a host in battle, be firm, and remember God often; so that you might attain to a happy state!



al-Anfal 008:046

8:46 واطيعوا الله ورسوله ولاتنازعوا فتفشلوا وتذهب ريحكم واصبروا ان الله مع الصابرين


TransliterationWaateeAAoo Allaha warasoolahu wala tanazaAAoo fatafshaloo watathhaba reehukum waisbiroo inna Allaha maAAa alssabireena
LiteralAnd obey God and His messenger, and do not dispute/quarrel so you fail/become weakened and your wind/breeze (energy & strength) goes/goes away , and be patient, that God (is) with the patient.

Yusuf AliAnd obey Allah and His Messenger; and fall into no disputes, lest ye lose heart and your power depart; and be patient and persevering: For Allah is with those who patiently persevere:
PickthalAnd obey Allah and His messenger, and dispute not one with another lest ye falter and your strength depart from you; but be steadfast! Lo! Allah is with the steadfast.
Arberry And obey God, and His Messenger, and do not quarrel together, and so lose heart, and your power depart; and be patient; surely God is with the patient.
ShakirAnd obey Allah and His Messenger and do not quarrel for then you will be weak in hearts and your power will depart, and be patient; surely Allah is with the patient.
SarwarObey God and His Messenger. Do not quarrel with each other lest you fail or lose honor. Exercise patience; God is with those who have patience.
KhalifaYou shall obey GOD and His messenger, and do not dispute among yourselves, lest you fail and scatter your strength. You shall steadfastly persevere. GOD is with those who steadfastly persevere.
Hilali/KhanAnd obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength depart, and be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.).
H/K/SaheehAnd obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not dispute and [thus] lose courage and [then] your strength would depart; and be patient. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.
MalikObey Allah and His Messenger and do not argue with one another, lest you lose courage and weaken your strength. Show patience, surely Allah is on the side of the patient.[46]
QXPObey Allah and His Messenger, the Central Authority, and do not fall into disputation. If you did that, you will falter and your strength will depart from you. Be proactively steadfast since Allah is with those who persevere both in times of affluence and in times of adversity.
Maulana AliAnd obey Allah and His Messenger and dispute not one with another, lest you get weak-hearted and your power depart; and be steadfast. Surely Allah is with the steadfast.
Free MindsAnd obey God and His messenger, and do not dispute else you will fail and your momentum will depart, and be patient. God is with the patient ones.
Qaribullah Obey Allah and His Messenger and do not dispute with one another lest you should lose courage and your resolve weaken. Have patience Allah is with those who are patient.

George SaleAnd obey God and his Apostle, and be not refractory, lest ye be discouraged, and your success depart from you; but persevere with patience, for God is with those who persevere.
JM RodwellAnd obey God and his Apostle; and dispute not, lest ye become fainthearted and your success go from you; but endure with steadfastness, for God is with the steadfastly enduring.

AsadAnd pay heed unto God and His Apostle, and do not [allow yourselves to] be at variance with one another, lest you lose heart and your moral strength. And be patient in adversity: for, verily, God is with those who are patient in adversity.



al-Anfal 008:047

8:47 ولاتكونوا كالذين خرجوا من ديارهم بطرا ورئاء الناس ويصدون عن سبيل الله والله بما يعملون محيط


TransliterationWala takoonoo kaallatheena kharajoo min diyarihim bataran wari-aa alnnasi wayasuddoona AAan sabeeli Allahi waAllahu bima yaAAmaloona muheetun
LiteralAnd do not be as/like those who got out/emerged from their homes/houses ungratefully/arrogantly and showing off/pretending to the people , and they object/obstruct from God's way/path , and God (is) with what they make/do surrounding/comprehending .

Yusuf AliAnd be not like those who started from their homes insolently and to be seen of men, and to hinder (men) from the path of Allah: For Allah compasseth round about all that they do.
PickthalBe not as those who came forth from their dwellings boastfully and to be seen of men, and debar (men) from the way of Allah, while Allah is surrounding all they do.
Arberry Be not as those who went forth from their habitations swaggering boastfully to show off to men, and barring from God's way; and God encompasses the things they do.
ShakirAnd be not like those who came forth from their homes in great exultation and to be seen of men, and (who) turn away from the way of Allah, and Allah comprehends what they do.
SarwarDo not be like those who marched out boastfully to show off their strength to people and hinder people from the way of God. God encompasses everyone's activities.
KhalifaDo not be like those who left their homes grudgingly, only to show off, and in fact discouraged others from following the path of GOD. GOD is fully aware of everything they do.
Hilali/KhanAnd be not like those who come out of their homes boastfully and to be seen of men, and hinder (men) from the Path of Allah. and Allah is Muheetun (encircling and thoroughly comprehending) all that they do.
H/K/SaheehAnd do not be like those who came forth from their homes insolently and to be seen by people and avert [them] from the way of Allah. And Allah is encompassing of what they do.
MalikDo not be like those who started from their homes recklessly in order to be seen by everybody and debar others from the Way of Allah. Allah encompasses all their actions.[47]
QXPDo not be like the disbelievers who come out of their homes boastfully and to show off, although they come forth to hinder people from the Path of Allah. Allah encompasses all actions that people do.
Maulana AliAnd be not like those who came forth from their homes exultingly and to be seen of men, and they hinder (people) from he way of Allah. And Allah encompasses what they do.
Free MindsAnd do not be like those who came out from their homes to boast and to be seen by men, and they repel others away from the path of God. God is aware of what they do.
Qaribullah Do not be like those who left their homes elated with insolence and showing off to people, barring others from the Path of Allah but Allah encompasses what they do.

George SaleAnd be not as those who went out of their houses in an insolent manner, and to appear with ostentation unto men, and turned aside from the way of God; for God comprehendeth that which they do.
JM RodwellAnd be not like those Meccans who came out of their houses insolently and to be seen of men, and who turn others from the way of God: God is round about their actions.

AsadAnd be not like those [unbelievers] who went forth from their homelands full of self-conceit and a desire to be seen and praised by mew" for they were trying to turn others away from the path of God -the while God encompassed all their doings [with His might].



al-Anfal 008:048

8:48 واذ زين لهم الشيطان اعمالهم وقال لاغالب لكم اليوم من الناس واني جار لكم فلما تراءت الفئتان نكص على عقبيه وقال اني برئ منكم اني ارى مالاترون اني اخاف الله والله شديد العقاب


TransliterationWa-ith zayyana lahumu alshshaytanu aAAmalahum waqala la ghaliba lakumu alyawma mina alnnasi wa-innee jarun lakum falamma taraati alfi-atani nakasa AAala AAaqibayhi waqala innee baree-on minkum innee ara ma la tarawna innee akhafu Allaha waAllahu shadeedu alAAiqabi
LiteralAnd when the devil decorated/beautified for them their works/deeds , and he said: "No defeater/conqueror from the people for you today and that I am a savior/rescuer for you." So when the two groups saw each other, he returned/withdrew on his two heels, and he said: "That I am innocent/renouncing/separating from you, that I, I see/understand what you do not see/understand, that I, I fear God, and God (is) strong (severe) in the punishment."

Yusuf AliRemember Satan made their (sinful) acts seem alluring to them, and said: "No one among men can overcome you this day, while I am near to you": But when the two forces came in sight of each other, he turned on his heels, and said: "Lo! I am clear of you; lo! I see what ye see not; Lo! I fear Allah: for Allah is strict in punishment."
PickthalAnd when Satan made their deeds seem fair to them and said: No-one of mankind can conquer you this day, for I am your protector. But when the armies came in sight of one another, he took flight, saying: Lo! I am guiltless of you. Lo! I see that which ye see not. Lo! I fear Allah. And Allah is severe in punishment.
Arberry And when Satan decked out their deeds fair to them, and said, 'Today no man shall overcome you, for I shall be your neighbour.' But when the two hosts sighted each other, he withdrew upon his heels, saying, 'I am quit of you; for I see what you do not see. I fear God; and God is terrible in retribution.'
ShakirAnd when the Shaitan made their works fair seeming to them, and said: No one can overcome you this day, and surely I am your protector: but when the two parties came in sight of each other he turned upon his heels, and said: Surely I am clear of you, surely I see what you do not see, surely I fear Allah; and Allah is severe in requiting (evil).
SarwarSatan made their (pagans') deeds seem attractive to them and said to them, "No one today is more powerful than you and I am your supporter." But when the two armies confronted one another and the pagans were defeated, then satan betrayed his friends saying, "I am not with you any more; I see what you do not see and I am afraid of God." God is severe in His retribution.
KhalifaThe devil had adorned their works in their eyes, and said, "You cannot be defeated by any people today," and "I will be fighting along with you." But as soon as the two armies faced each other, he turned back on his heels and fled, saying, "I disown you. I see what you do not see. I am afraid of GOD. GOD's retribution is awesome."
Hilali/KhanAnd (remember) when Shaitan (Satan) made their (evil) deeds seem fair to them and said, "No one of mankind can overcome you this Day (of the battle of Badr) and verily, I am your neighbour (for each and every help)." But when the two forces came in sight of each other, he ran away and said "Verily, I have nothing to do with you. Verily! I see what you see not. Verily! I fear Allah for Allah is Severe in punishment."
H/K/SaheehAnd [remember] when Satan made their deeds pleasing to them and said, "No one can overcome you today from among the people, and indeed, I am your protector." But when the two armies sighted each other, he turned on his heels and said, "Indeed, I am disassociated from you. Indeed, I see what you do not see; indeed I fear Allah. And Allah is severe in penalty."
MalikRemember when Satan made their actions seem attractive to them, and said: "No one from mankind can overcome you today, for I will be at hand to help you." Yet when the two armies came within sight of each other he turned upon his heels saying: " I am done with you, for I can see what you cannot. I fear Allah, for Allah is severe in punishment.[48]
QXPThere was a group of Satanic conspirators, the hypocrites, who praised the disbelievers' actions, "You cannot be overcome by any people today, and we will be fighting along with you as allies." But as soon as the two armies came face to face, they turned back on their heels and fled, saying, "We disown you, We see what you don't. We are afraid of Allah Who has instilled faith in the hearts of the believers. Allah is strict in punishment."
Maulana AliAnd when the devil made their works fair-seeming to them, and said: None among men can overcome you this day, and I am your protector. But when the two armies came in sight of one another, he turned upon his heels, and said: Surely I am clear of you, I see what you see not; surely I fear Allah. And Allah is Severe in requiting.
Free MindsAnd the devil adorned their work for them, and he said: "None from mankind can defeat you today, and I am by your side." But when the two forces came together, he turned on his heels to flee and he said: "I am innocent from you! I see what you do not see. I fear God, and God is severe in punishment."
Qaribullah And when satan made their foul deeds seem fair to them. He said: 'No one shall conquer you this day. I shall be your savior. ' But when the two armies came within sight of each other, he took to his heels, saying: 'I reject you, for I can see what you cannot. I fear Allah, Allah is Stern in retribution. '

George SaleAnd remember when Satan prepared their works for them, and said, no man shall prevail against you to day; and I will surely be near to assist you. But when the two armies appeared in sight of each other, he turned back on his heels, and said, verily I am clear of you: I certainly see that which ye see not; I fear God, for God is severe in punishing.
JM RodwellWhen Satan prepared their works for them, and said, "No man shall conquer you this day; and verily I will be near to help you:" But when the two armies came in sight, he turned on his heel and said, "Ay, I am clear of you: ay, I see what ye see not: ay, I

AsadAnd, lo, Satan made all their doings seem goodly to them, and said, "No one can overcome you this day, for, behold, I shall be your protector !,.SZbut as soon as the two hosts came within sight of one another, he turned on his heels and said, "Behold, I am not responsible for you: behold, I see something that you do not see: behold, I fear God-for God is severe in retribution !,,



al-Anfal 008:049

8:49 اذ يقول المنافقون والذين في قلوبهم مرض غر هؤلاء دينهم ومن يتوكل علىالله فان الله عزيز حكيم


TransliterationIth yaqoolu almunafiqoona waallatheena fee quloobihim maradun gharra haola-i deenuhum waman yatawakkal AAala Allahi fa-inna Allaha AAazeezun hakeemun
LiteralWhen/if the hypocrites and those who in their hearts/minds (there) is sickness/disease say: "Those, their religion has deceived/tempted (them)." And who relies/depends on God, so then God (is) glorious/mighty , wise/judicious.

Yusuf AliLo! the hypocrites say, and those in whose hearts is a disease: "These people,- their religion has misled them." But if any trust in Allah, behold! Allah is Exalted in might, Wise.
PickthalWhen the hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease said: Their religion hath deluded these. Whoso putteth his trust in Allah (will find that) lo! Allah is Mighty, Wise.
Arberry When the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts was sickness, said, 'Their religion has deluded them'; but whosoever puts his trust in God, surely God is All-mighty, All-wise.
ShakirWhen the hypocrites and those in whose hearts was disease said: Their religion has deceived them; and whoever trusts in Allah, then surely Allah is Mighty, Wise.
SarwarThe hypocrites and those whose hearts are sick, say, "The (believers') religion has deceived them." Those who trust in God will find Him Majestic and All-wise.
KhalifaThe hypocrites and those who harbored doubt in their hearts said, "These people are deceived by their religion." However, if one puts his trust in GOD, then GOD is Almighty, Most Wise.
Hilali/KhanWhen the hypocrites and those in whose hearts was a disease (of disbelief) said: "These people (Muslims) are deceived by their religion." But whoever puts his trust in Allah, then surely, Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
H/K/Saheeh[Remember] when the hypocrites and those in whose hearts was disease said, "Their religion has deluded those [Muslims]." But whoever relies upon Allah then indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.
MalikAt that time the hypocrites and all those who had malice in their hearts were saying: "Their religion has deceived them." But you should know that anyone who puts his trust in Allah will find Allah Mighty, Wise.[49]
QXPThe hypocrites, and those who harbor doubts in their hearts, taunted the believers, "Their religion has deluded them." (The believers were not deluded or arrogant. They had put their trust in Allah). Whoever puts his trust in Allah, will find that Allah is Mighty, Wise.
Maulana AliAnd when the hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease said: Their religion has deluded them. And whoever trusts in Allah, then surely Allah is Mighty, Wise.
Free MindsThe hypocrites and those who have a disease in their hearts said: "These people have been deceived by their system." But whoever puts his trust in God, then God is Noble, Wise.
Qaribullah And when the hypocrites and those in whose hearts was sickness said: 'Those, their religion has deceived them. ' But whosoever puts his trust in Allah, indeed Allah is Mighty, Wise.

George SaleWhen the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts there was an infirmity, said, their religion hath deceived these men: But whosoever confideth in God cannot be deceived; for God is mighty and wise.
JM RodwellWhen the hypocrites and the diseased of heart said, "Their Religion hath misled the Muslims: But whoso putteth his trust in God. , , , Yes, verily God is Mighty, Wise!

AsadAt the same time, the hypocrites and those in whose hearts was disease were saying, "Their faith has deluded these [believers] !,,54 But he who places his trust in God [knows that], verily, God is almighty, wise.



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8:50 ولو ترى اذ يتوفى الذين كفروا الملائكة يضربون وجوههم وادبارهم وذوقوا عذاب الحريق


TransliterationWalaw tara ith yatawaffa allatheena kafaroo almala-ikatu yadriboona wujoohahum waadbarahum wathooqoo AAathaba alhareeqi
LiteralAnd if you see/understand when the angels make those who disbelieved die, they strike/beat their faces/fronts and their backs/ends, and (they say): "Taste/experience the burning torture."

Yusuf AliIf thou couldst see, when the angels take the souls of the Unbelievers (at death), (How) they smite their faces and their backs, (saying): "Taste the penalty of the blazing Fire-
PickthalIf thou couldst see how the angels receive those who disbelieve, smiting faces and their backs and (saying): Taste the punishment of burning!
Arberry If thou couldst only see when the angels take the unbelievers, beating their faces and their backs: 'Taste the chastisement of the burning --
ShakirAnd had you seen when the angels will cause to die those who disbelieve, smiting their faces and their backs, and (saying): Taste the punishment of burning.
SarwarWould that you could have seen the angels taking the souls of the unbelievers away from their bodies and smiting their faces and their backs saying, "Suffer the burning torment.
KhalifaIf you could only see those who disbelieved when the angels put them to death! They will beat them on their faces and their rear ends: "Taste the retribution of Hell.
Hilali/KhanAnd if you could see when the angels take away the souls of those who disbelieve (at death), they smite their faces and their backs, (saying): "Taste the punishment of the blazing Fire."
H/K/SaheehAnd if you could but see when the angels take the souls of those who disbelieved… They are striking their faces and their backs and [saying], "Taste the punishment of the Burning Fire.
MalikIf you could only see the angels when they were taking away the souls of the killed unbelievers! They were smiting their faces and their backs saying: "Taste the torment of the conflagration![50]
QXPOnly if you could perceive how the rejecters leave this world, as the angels put them to death. It is as if they are smiting their faces and backs, "Taste the doom of burning."
Maulana AliAnd if thou couldst see when the angels cause to die those who disbelieve, smiting their faces and their backs, and (saying): Taste the punishment of burning.
Free MindsAnd if you could only see as the Angels take those who have rejected, they strike their faces and their backs: "Taste the punishment of the blazing Fire!"
Qaribullah If you could see the angels when they carry off the souls of the unbelievers, beating their faces and their backs, saying: 'Taste the punishment of Burning!

George SaleAnd if thou didst behold when the angels cause the unbelievers to die: They strike their faces and their backs, and say unto them, taste ye the pain of burning:
JM RodwellIf thou didst see, when the angels cause the infidels to die! They smite their faces and their backs, and-"Taste ye the torture of the burning:

AsadAND IF thou couldst but see [how it will be] when He causes those who are bent on denying the truth to die: the angels will strike their faces: and their backs," glory. AL-ANFAL SURAH and [will say]: "Taste suffering through fire



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8:51 ذلك بما قدمت ايديكم وان الله ليس بظلام للعبيد


TransliterationThalika bima qaddamat aydeekum waanna Allaha laysa bithallamin lilAAabeedi
LiteralThat (is) with what your hands advanced/undertook , and that God (is) not with an unjust/oppressor to the worshippers/slaves.

Yusuf Ali"Because of (the deeds) which your (own) hands sent forth; for Allah is never unjust to His servants:
PickthalThis is for that which your own hands have sent before (to the Judgment), and (know) that Allah is not a tyrant to His slaves.
Arberry that, for what your hands have forwarded, and for that God is never unjust unto His servants.'
ShakirThis is for what your own hands have sent on before, and because Allah is not in the least unjust to the servants;
SarwarThis is the result of their deeds. God is not unjust to His servants."
Khalifa"This is a consequence of what your hands have sent forth. GOD is never unjust towards the creatures."
Hilali/Khan"This is because of that which your hands had forwarded. And verily, Allah is not unjust to His slaves."
H/K/SaheehThat is for what your hands have put forth [of evil] and because Allah is not ever unjust to His servants."
MalikThis is the punishment for what your hands have sent forth, for Allah is never unjust to His servants."[51]
QXP"It is the result of your deeds that you sent forth with your own hands. Allah is never a tyrant to His servants."
Maulana AliThis is for that which your own hands have sent on before, and because Allah is not in the least unjust to the servants --
Free Minds"This is for what your hands have put forth, and God does not wrong the servants."
Qaribullah That is for what your hands have forwarded, Allah is not unjust to His worshipers. '

George SaleThis shall ye suffer for that which your hands have sent before you; and because God is not unjust towards his servants.
JM RodwellThis, for what your hands have sent on before you:"-and God is not unjust to his servants.

Asadin return for what your own hands have wrought - for, never does God do the least wrong to His creatures!"



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8:52 كداب ال فرعون والذين من قبلهم كفروا بايات الله فاخذهم الله بذنوبهم ان الله قوي شديد العقاب


TransliterationKada/bi ali firAAawna waallatheena min qablihim kafaroo bi-ayati Allahi faakhathahumu Allahu bithunoobihim inna Allaha qawiyyun shadeedu alAAiqabi
LiteralAs pharaoh's family's affairs/habits and those from before them, they disbelieved with Gods' verses/evidences , so God took/punished them because of their crimes, that God (is) strong/powerful strong (severe in) the punishment.

Yusuf Ali"(Deeds) after the manner of the people of Pharaoh and of those before them: They rejected the Signs of Allah, and Allah punished them for their crimes: for Allah is Strong, and Strict in punishment:
Pickthal(Their way is) as the way of Pharaoh's folk and those before them; they disbelieved the revelations of Allah, and Allah took them in their sins. Lo! Allah is Strong, severe in punishment.
Arberry Like Pharaoh's folk, and the people before him, who disbelieved in God's signs; God seized them because of their sins; God is strong, terrible in retribution.
ShakirIn the manner of the people of Firon and those before them; they disbelieved in Allah's communications, therefore Allah destroyed them on account of their faults; surely Allah is strong, severe in requiting (evil).
SarwarThe same thing happened to the people of Pharaoh and those who lived before them. They rejected the revelations of God and, because of their sins, His retribution struck them. God is All-powerful and stern in His retribution.
KhalifaThis is the same fate as that of Pharaoh's people and those who disbelieved before them. They rejected GOD's revelations, and GOD punished them for their sins. GOD is powerful, and His retribution is severe.
Hilali/KhanSimilar to the behaviour of the people of Firaun (Pharaoh), and of those before them; they rejected the Ayat (proofs, verses, etc.) of Allah, so Allah punished them for their sins. Verily, Allah is All-Strong, Severe in punishment.
H/K/Saheeh[Theirs is] like the custom of the people of Pharaoh and of those before them. They disbelieved in the signs of Allah, so Allah seized them for their sins. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and severe in penalty.
MalikThis was the same that happened to the people of Pharaoh and to those that had gone before them. They also rejected the revelations of Allah and Allah seized them for their sins. Surely Allah is Mighty and severe in punishment.[52]
QXP(They were made aware of history but) they ended up like Pharaoh's people, and nations before them. They rejected Allah's Messages, kept trailing behind in the Permanent Values, hence, the Law of Requital seized them. Allah is Strong, Strict in Retribution.
Maulana AliIn the manner of the people of Pharaoh and those before them, they disbelieved in Allah’s messages, so Allah punished them for their sins. Surely Allah is Strong, Severe in requiting.
Free MindsLike the behaviour of the people of Pharaoh, and those before them; they rejected God's signs, so God took them for their sins. God is Strong, severe in punishment.
Qaribullah Like Pharaoh's family and those who have gone before them, they disbelieved the signs of Allah. Therefore, Allah seized them in their sinfulness. Mighty is Allah and stern in retribution.

George SaleThese have acted according to the wont of the people of Pharaoh, and of those before them, who disbelieved in the signs of God: Therefore God took them away in their iniquity; for God is mighty, and severe in punishing.
JM RodwellTheir state is like that of the people of Pharaoh and of those before them who believed not in the signs of God: therefore God seized upon them in their sin! God is Mighty, severe in punishing.

Asad[To them shall happen.] the like of what happened to Pharaoh's people and those who lived before them: they denied the truth of God's messagesand so God took them to task for their sins. Verily, God is powerful, severe in retribution!



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8:53 ذلك بان الله لم يك مغيرا نعمة انعمها على قوم حتى يغيروا مابانفسهم وان الله سميع عليم


TransliterationThalika bi-anna Allaha lam yaku mughayyiran niAAmatan anAAamaha AAala qawmin hatta yughayyiroo ma bi-anfusihim waanna Allaha sameeAAun AAaleemun
LiteralThat (is) with that God is/was not changing a blessing/goodness He blessed/comforted and eased it on a nation, until they change what (is) with themselves, and that God (is) hearing/listening, knowledgeable.

Yusuf Ali"Because Allah will never change the grace which He hath bestowed on a people until they change what is in their (own) souls: and verily Allah is He Who heareth and knoweth (all things)."
PickthalThat is because Allah never changeth the grace He hath bestowed on any people until they first change that which is in their hearts, and (that is) because Allah is Hearer, Knower.
Arberry That is because God would never change His favour that He conferred on a people until they changed what was within themselves; and that God is All-hearing, All-knowing.
ShakirThis is because Allah has never changed a favor which He has conferred upon a people until they change their own condition; and because Allah is Hearing, Knowing;
SarwarGod does not change the favor that He has bestowed on a nation unless that nation changes what is in its soul. God is All-hearing and All-knowing.
KhalifaGOD does not change a blessing He has bestowed upon any people unless they themselves decide to change. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.
Hilali/KhanThat is so because Allah will never change a grace which He has bestowed on a people until they change what is in their ownselves. And verily, Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.
H/K/SaheehThat is because Allah would not change a favor which He had bestowed upon a people until they change what is within themselves. And indeed, Allah is Hearing and Knowing.
MalikThat is because Allah has never changed the blessings which He has bestowed on a people until they themselves changed the condition of their souls; verily Allah hears all and knows all.[53]
QXPAllah never changes a Blessing He has bestowed upon a nation until they first change themselves (13:11). The Hearer, the Knower, announces this Law to you.
Maulana AliThis is because Allah never changes a favour which He has conferred upon a people until they change their own condition -- and because Allah is Hearing, Knowing --
Free MindsThat is because God was not to change anything He bestowed to a people, unless they change what is in themselves. God is Hearer, Knowledgeable.
Qaribullah This is because Allah would never change His favor that He bestowed upon a nation until they change what is in their hearts. Allah is Hearing, Knowing.

George SaleThis hath come to pass because God changeth not his grace, wherewith He hath favoured any people, until they change that which is in their souls; and for that God both heareth and seeth.
JM RodwellThis, because God changeth not the favour with which he favoureth a people, so long as they change not what is in their hearts; and for that God Heareth, Knoweth.

AsadThis, because God would never change 16 the blessings with which He has graced a people unless they change their inner selves :5' and [know] that God is all-hearing, all-seeing.



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8:54 كداب ال فرعون والذين من قبلهم كذبوا بايات ربهم فاهلكناهم بذنوبهم واغرقنا ال فرعون وكل كانوا ظالمين


TransliterationKada/bi ali firAAawna waallatheena min qablihim kaththaboo bi-ayati rabbihim faahlaknahum bithunoobihim waaghraqna ala firAAawna wakullun kanoo thalimeena
LiteralAs Pharaoh's family's affairs/habits and those from before them, they denied/falsified with God's verses/evidences , so We made them die/destroyed them because of their crimes, and We drowned/sunk Pharaoh's family, and all/each were unjust/oppressors.

Yusuf Ali(Deeds) after the manner of the people of Pharaoh and those before them": They treated as false the Signs of their Lord: so We destroyed them for their crimes, and We drowned the people of Pharaoh: for they were all oppressors and wrong-doers.
Pickthal(Their way is) as the way of Pharaoh's folk and those before them; they denied the revelations of their Lord, so We destroyed them in their sins. And We drowned the folk of Pharaoh. All were evil-doers.
Arberry Like Pharaoh's folk, and the people before him, who cried lies to the signs of their Lord, so We destroyed them because of their sins, and We drowned the folk of Pharaoh; and all were evildoers.
ShakirIn the manner of the people of Firon and those before them; they rejected the communications of their Lord, therefore We destroyed them on account of their faults and We drowned Firon's people, and they were all unjust.
SarwarLike the people of the Pharaoh and those who lived before them, (the unbelievers) rejected the revelations of God. We destroyed them for their sins and drowned the people of Pharaoh. They were all unjust.
KhalifaSuch was the case with the people of Pharaoh and others before them. They first rejected the signs of their Lord. Consequently, we annihilated them for their sins. We drowned Pharaoh's people; the wicked were consistently punished.
Hilali/KhanSimilar to the behaviour of the people of Firaun (Pharaoh), and those before them. They belied the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), of their Lord, so We destroyed them for their sins, and We drowned the people of Firaun (Pharaoh) for they were all Zalimoon (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.).
H/K/Saheeh[Theirs is] like the custom of the people of Pharaoh and of those before them. They denied the signs of their Lord, so We destroyed them for their sins, and We drowned the people of Pharaoh. And all [of them] were wrongdoers.
MalikThis same principle was applied to the people of Pharoah and those who have gone before them, they rejected the revelations of their Lord so We destroyed them for their sins, and We drowned the people of Pharoah; they were all wrongdoers.[54]
QXPPharaoh's people and those before them are examples. They denied the Messages of their Lord. They trailed behind in humanity and Our Law of Requital annihilated them. Pharaoh's people were drowned. All these nations had displaced justice with injustice and used to violate human rights.
Maulana AliIn the manner of the people of Pharaoh, and those before them. They rejected the messages of their Lord, so We destroyed them for their sins. And We drowned Pharaoh’s people and they were all wrongdoers.
Free MindsLike the behaviour of Pharaoh's people and those before them. They denied the signs of their Lord, so We destroyed them by their sins, and We drowned the people of Pharaoh; all of them were wicked.
Qaribullah Like Pharaoh's family and those who have gone before them, they belied the signs of their Lord, and so We destroyed them for their sins and drowned Pharaoh's family. They were all harmdoers.

George SaleAccording to the wont of the people of Pharaoh, and of those before them, who charged the signs of their Lord with imposture, have they acted: Wherefore We destroyed them in their sins, and We drowned the people of Pharaoh; for they were all unjust persons.
JM RodwellTheir state is like that of the people of Pharaoh, and of those before them who treated their Lord's signs as lies. We therefore destroyed them in their sins, and we drowned the people of Pharaoh; for they were all doers of wrong.

Asad[To those sinners shall happen] the like of what happened to Pharaoh's people and those who lived before them: they gave the lie to their Sustainer's messages - and so We destroyed them in return for their sins, and caused Pharaoh's people to drown: for they were evildoers all.



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8:55 ان شر الدواب عند الله الذين كفروا فهم لايؤمنون


TransliterationInna sharra alddawabbi AAinda Allahi allatheena kafaroo fahum la yu/minoona
LiteralThat the worst walkers/creepers at God (are) those who disbelieved, so they do not believe.

Yusuf AliFor the worst of beasts in the sight of Allah are those who reject Him: They will not believe.
PickthalLo! the worst of beasts in Allah's sight are the ungrateful who will not believe.
Arberry Surely the worst of beasts in God's sight are the unbelievers, who will not believe,
ShakirSurely the vilest of animals in Allah's sight are those who disbelieve, then they would not believe.
SarwarThe most wicked creatures in the sight of God are the unbelievers who never have faith,
KhalifaThe worst creatures in the sight of GOD are those who disbelieved; they cannot believe.
Hilali/KhanVerily, The worst of moving (living) creatures before Allah are those who disbelieve, - so they shall not believe.
H/K/SaheehIndeed, the worst of living creatures in the sight of Allah are those who have disbelieved, and they will not [ever] believe
MalikThe worst of animals in the sight of Allah are those who reject the truth and do not become believers.[55]
QXPThe worst among creatures in Allah's Sight are those who are bent on denying the Truth. They show ingratitude by not using their God-given faculties and thus fail to believe.
Maulana AliSurely the vilest of beasts in Allah’s sight are those who disbelieve, then they would not believe.
Free MindsThe worst creatures to God are those who reject, for they do not believe.
Qaribullah Indeed, the basest creatures before Allah are the unbelievers for they will not believe;

George SaleVerily the worst cattle in the sight of God are those who are obstinate infidels, and will not believe.
JM RodwellThe worst beasts truly in the sight of God are the thankless who will not believe;

AsadVerily, the vilest creatures in the sight of God are those who are bent on denying the truth and therefore do not believe.`'



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8:56 الذين عاهدت منهم ثم ينقضون عهدهم في كل مرة وهم لايتقون


TransliterationAllatheena AAahadta minhum thumma yanqudoona AAahdahum fee kulli marratin wahum la yattaqoona
LiteralThose (are) from them (who) you made a contract/entrusted , then they break/destroy their promise/contract in every time , and they do no fear and obey.

Yusuf AliThey are those with whom thou didst make a covenant, but they break their covenant every time, and they have not the fear (of Allah).
PickthalThose of them with whom thou madest a treaty, and then at every opportunity they break their treaty, and they keep not duty (to Allah).
Arberry those of them with whom thou hast made compact then they break their compact every time, not being godfearing.
ShakirThose with whom you make an agreement, then they break their agreement every time and they do not guard (against punishment).
Sarwarwho make promises but break them every time, and who have no piety.
KhalifaYou reach agreements with them, but they violate their agreements every time; they are not righteous.
Hilali/KhanThey are those with whom you made a covenant, but they break their covenant every time and they do not fear Allah.
H/K/SaheehThe ones with whom you made a treaty but then they break their pledge every time, and they do not fear Allah.
MalikThose who make treaties with you and time after time violate their treaties, and have no fear of Allah.[56]
QXPThose with whom you have made a peace treaty, and then at every opportunity they break their treaty, certainly violate the Divine Laws.
Maulana AliThose with whom thou makest an agreement, then they break their agreement every time, and they keep not their duty.
Free MindsThe ones whom you made a pledge with them, then they break their pledge every time, and they do not care.
Qaribullah those with whom you have made a treaty, then break their treaty with you every time; having no fear (of Allah),

George SaleAs to those who enter into a league with thee, and afterwards violate their league at every convenient opportunity, and fear not God;
JM RodwellThey with whom thou hast leagued, and who are ever breaking their league, and who fear not God!

AsadAS FOR THOSE with whom thou hast made a covenant, and who thereupon break their covenant on every occasion,s9 not being conscious of God-



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8:57 فاما تثقفنهم في الحرب فشرد بهم من خلفهم لعلهم يذكرون


TransliterationFa-imma tathqafannahum fee alharbi fasharrid bihim man khalfahum laAAallahum yaththakkaroona
LiteralSo when you defeat/overtake them in the battle/war so expel/separate with them from behind them, maybe/perhaps they mention/remember .118

Yusuf AliIf ye gain the mastery over them in war, disperse, with them, those who follow them, that they may remember.
PickthalIf thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember.
Arberry So, if thou comest upon them anywhere in the war, deal with them in such wise as to scatter the ones behind them; haply they will remember.
ShakirTherefore if you overtake them in fighting, then scatter by (making an example of) them those who are in their rear, that they may be mindful.
SarwarWhen you capture the (unbelievers) during a fight, teach them a lesson so that they thereafter will always be aware of the threat of your power.
KhalifaTherefore, if you encounter them in war, you shall set them up as a deterrent example for those who come after them, that they may take heed.
Hilali/KhanSo if you gain the mastery over them in war, punish them severely in order to disperse those who are behind them, so that they may learn a lesson.
H/K/SaheehSo if you, [O Muúammad], gain dominance over them in war, disperse by [means of] them those behind them that perhaps they will be reminded.
MalikIf you encounter them in combat, make them a fearsome example for others who would follow them so that they all may learn a lesson.[57]
QXPWhen you encounter them in war, deal with them to set an example for those who come after them, that they may remember.
Maulana AliSo if thou overtake them in war, scatter by them those who are behind them, that they may be mindful.
Free MindsSo, when you encounter them in battle, set them as an example to those who would come after them; perhaps they may remember.
Qaribullah if you meet them in battle, cause their example to scatter those behind them so that they remember.

George Saleif thou take them in war, disperse, by making them an example, those who shall come after them, that they may be warned;
JM RodwellIf thou take them in war, then, by the example of their fate, scatter those who shall follow them-that they may be warned:

Asadif thou find them at war [with you], make of them a fearsome example for those who follow them,° so that they might take it to heart;



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8:58 واما تخافن من قوم خيانة فانبذ اليهم على سواء ان الله لايحب الخائنين


TransliterationWa-imma takhafanna min qawmin khiyanatan fainbith ilayhim AAala sawa-in inna Allaha la yuhibbu alkha-ineena
LiteralAnd if you fear from a nation betrayal/unfaithfulness, so discard/reject to them on straightness , that God does not love/like the betrayers/unfaithfuls.

Yusuf AliIf thou fearest treachery from any group, throw back (their covenant) to them, (so as to be) on equal terms: for Allah loveth not the treacherous.
PickthalAnd if thou fearest treachery from any folk, then throw back to them (their treaty) fairly. Lo! Allah loveth not the treacherous.
Arberry And if thou fearest treachery any way at the hands of a people, dissolve it with them equally; surely God loves not the treacherous.
ShakirAnd if you fear treachery on the part of a people, then throw back to them on terms of equality; surely Allah does not love the treacherous.
SarwarIf you are afraid of the treachery of some of your allies, you may disregard your treaty with them. God does not love the treacherous ones.
KhalifaWhen you are betrayed by a group of people, you shall mobilize against them in the same manner. GOD does not love the betrayers.
Hilali/KhanIf you (O Muhammad SAW) fear treachery from any people throw back (their covenant) to them (so as to be) on equal terms (that there will be no more covenant between you and them). Certainly Allah likes not the treacherous.
H/K/SaheehIf you [have reason to] fear from a people betrayal, throw [their treaty] back to them, [putting you] on equal terms. Indeed, Allah does not like traitors.
MalikIf you fear treachery from any of your allies, you may fairly retaliate by breaking off the treaty with them (through properly notifying them to that effect), for Allah does not love the treacherous.[58]
QXPIf you anticipate treachery and breach of treaty, then fairly return the treaty back to them. Allah does not love the treacherous.
Maulana AliAnd if thou fear treachery on the part of a people, throw back to them (their treaty) on terms of equality. Surely Allah loves not the treacherous.
Free MindsAnd if you are being betrayed by a people, then you shall likewise move against them. God does not like the betrayers.
Qaribullah If you fear treachery from any of your allies, you can dissolve with them equally. Allah does not love the treacherous.

George Saleor if thou apprehend treachery from any people, throw back their league unto them, with like treatment; for God loveth not the treacherous.
JM RodwellOr if thou fear treachery from any people, throw back their treaty to them as thou fairly mayest, for God loveth not the treacherous.

Asador, if thou hast reason to fear treachery6' from people [with whom thou hast made a covenant], cast it back at them in an equitable manner:62 for, verily, God does not love the treacherous!



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8:59 ولايحسبن الذين كفروا سبقوا انهم لايعجزون


TransliterationWala yahsabanna allatheena kafaroo sabaqoo innahum la yuAAjizoona
LiteralAnd those who disbelieved do not think/suppose (that) they raced/went ahead/won, that they truly do not disable/frustrate.

Yusuf AliLet not the unbelievers think that they can get the better (of the godly): they will never frustrate (them).
PickthalAnd let not those who disbelieve suppose that they can outstrip (Allah's Purpose). Lo! they cannot escape.
Arberry And thou art not to suppose that they who disbelieve have outstripped Me; they cannot frustrate My will.
ShakirAnd let not those who disbelieve think that they shall come in first; surely they will not escape.
SarwarThe unbelievers should not think that they can really escape Us or that they can never be defeated.
KhalifaLet not those who disbelieve think that they can get away with it; they can never escape.
Hilali/KhanAnd let not those who disbelieve think that they can outstrip (escape from the punishment). Verily, they will never be able to save themselves (from Allahs Punishment).
H/K/SaheehAnd let not those who disbelieve think they will escape. Indeed, they will not cause failure [to Allah].
MalikLet not the unbelievers think that they have won the game; surely they can never frustrate the believers.[59]
QXPLet not the rejecters suppose that they can get away with their violations. They cannot escape the Law of Requital.
Maulana AliAnd let not those who disbelieve think that they can outstrip (Us). Surely they cannot escape.
Free MindsAnd let not those who have rejected think that they have escaped; they will never avail themselves.
Qaribullah Do not suppose that the unbelievers have outstripped (Allah). They cannot frustrate Me.

George SaleAnd think not that the unbelievers have escaped God's vengeance, for they shall not weaken the power of God.
JM RodwellAnd think not that the infidels shall escape Us! They shall not weaken God.

AsadAnd let them not think - those who are bent on denying the truth -that they shall escapee' [God]: behold, they can never frustrate [His purpose].



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8:60 واعدوا لهم مااستطعتم من قوة ومن رباط الخيل ترهبون به عدو الله وعدوكم واخرين من دونهم لاتعلمونهم الله يعلمهم وماتنفقوا من شئ في سبيل الله يوف اليكم وانتم لاتظلمون


TransliterationWaaAAiddoo lahum ma istataAAtum min quwwatin wamin ribati alkhayli turhiboona bihi AAaduwwa Allahi waAAaduwwakum waakhareena min doonihim la taAAlamoonahumu Allahu yaAAlamuhum wama tunfiqoo min shay-in fee sabeeli Allahi yuwaffa ilaykum waantum la tuthlamoona
LiteralAnd prepare for them what you were able from strength/power and from the horses'/horsemens' ties/strings/strength , you terrorize/terrify with it God's enemy, and your enemy, and others from other than them, you do not know them, God knows them, and what you spend from a thing in God's sake/way is fulfilled/completed to you, and you are not being caused injustice to/oppressed.

Yusuf AliAgainst them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.
PickthalMake ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others beside them whom ye know not. Allah knoweth them. Whatsoever ye spend in the way of Allah it will be repaid to you in full, and ye will not be wronged.
Arberry Make ready for them whatever force and strings of horses you can, to terrify thereby the enemy of God and your enemy, and others besides them that you know not; God knows them. And whatsoever you expend in the way of God shall be repaid you in full; you will not be wronged.
ShakirAnd prepare against them what force you can and horses tied at the frontier, to frighten thereby the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them, whom you do not know (but) Allah knows them; and whatever thing you will spend in Allah's way, it will be paid back to you fully and you shall not be dealt with unjustly.
SarwarMobilize your (defensive) force as much as you can to frighten the enemies of God and your own enemies. This also will frighten those who are behind them whom you do not know but God knows well. Whatever you spend for the cause of God, He will give you sufficient recompense with due justice.
KhalifaYou shall prepare for them all the power you can muster, and all the equipment you can mobilize, that you may frighten the enemies of GOD, your enemies, as well as others who are not known to you; GOD knows them. Whatever you spend in the cause of GOD will be repaid to you generously, without the least injustice.
Hilali/KhanAnd make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery, etc.) to threaten the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allah does know. And whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allah shall be repaid unto you, and you shall not be treated unjustly.
H/K/SaheehAnd prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know [but] whom Allah knows. And whatever you spend in the cause of Allah will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged.
MalikMuster against them all the military strength and cavalry that you can afford so that you may strike terror into the hearts of your enemy and the enemy of Allah, and others besides them who are unknown to you but known to Allah. Remember that whatever you will spend in the cause of Allah, shall be paid back to you in full and you shall not be treated unjustly.[60]
QXPMake ready for them all the power you can muster, and all the equipment you can mobilize so that you may deter the enemies of Allah, and your enemies. And others beside them whom you know not, Allah knows them. Whatever wealth and effort you spend on your defenses, will be your spending in the Cause of Allah, and it will be repaid to you generously. And you shall not be wronged.
Maulana AliAnd make ready for them whatever force you can and horses tied at the frontier, to frighten thereby the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them, whom you know not -- Allah knows them. And whatever you spend in Allah’s way, it will be paid back to you fully and you will not be wronged.
Free MindsAnd prepare for them all that you can of might, and from the steeds of war, that you may instil fear with it towards God's enemy and your enemy, and others beside them whom you do not know but God knows them. And whatever you spend in the cause of God will be returned to you, and you will not be wronged.
Qaribullah Muster against them whatever you are able of force and tethers (ropes) of horses, so that you strike terror into the enemies of Allah and your enemy, and others besides them whom you do not know but Allah does. All that you spend in the Way of Allah shall be repaid to you. You shall not be wronged.

George SaleTherefore prepare against them what force ye are able, and troops of horse, whereby ye may strike a terror into the enemy of God, and your enemy, and into other infidels besides them, whom ye know not, but God knoweth them. And whatsoever ye shall expend in the defence of the religion of God, it shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.
JM RodwellMake ready then against them what force ye can, and strong squadrons whereby ye may strike terror into the enemy of God and your enemy, and into others beside them whom ye know not, but whom God knoweth. All that you shall expend for the cause of God shall

AsadHence, make ready against them whatever force and war mounts" you are able to muster, so that you might deter thereby the enemies of God, who are your enemies as well,6s and others besides them of whom you may be unaware, [but] of whom God is aware; and whatever you may expend66 in God's cause shall be repaid to you in full, and you shall not be wronged.



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8:61 وان جنحوا للسلم فاجنح لها وتوكل على الله انه هو السميع العليم


TransliterationWa-in janahoo lilssalmi faijnah laha watawakkal AAala Allahi innahu huwa alssameeAAu alAAaleemu
LiteralAnd if they sided/inclined towards to the peace/surrender , so side/incline towards to it, and rely/depend on God, that He truly is, He is the hearing/listening, the knowledgeable.

Yusuf AliBut if the enemy incline towards peace, do thou (also) incline towards peace, and trust in Allah: for He is One that heareth and knoweth (all things).
PickthalAnd if they incline to peace, incline thou also to it, and trust in Allah. Lo! He, even He, is the Hearer, the Knower.
Arberry And if they incline to peace, do thou incline to it; and put thy trust in God; He is the All-hearing, the All-knowing.
ShakirAnd if they incline to peace, then incline to it and trust in Allah; surely He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
SarwarIf they (the unbelievers) propose peace, accept it and trust in God. God is All-hearing and All-knowing.
KhalifaIf they resort to peace, so shall you, and put your trust in GOD. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.
Hilali/KhanBut if they incline to peace, you also incline to it, and (put your) trust in Allah. Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.
H/K/SaheehAnd if they incline to peace, then incline to it [also] and rely upon Allah. Indeed, it is He who is the Hearing, the Knowing.
MalikIf the enemy is inclined towards peace, do make peace with them, and put your trust in Allah. He is the One Who hears all , knows all.[61]
QXPWhen they incline to peace, you shall incline to it, and trust in Allah. He is the Hearer, the Knower.
Maulana AliAnd if they incline to peace, include thou also to it, and trust in Allah. Surely he is the Hearer, the Knower.
Free MindsAnd if they seek peace, then you also seek it, and put your trust in God. He is the Hearer, the Knowledgeable.
Qaribullah If they incline to peace, incline to it also, and put your trust in Allah. Surely, He is the Hearing, the Knowing.

George SaleAnd if they incline unto peace, do thou also incline thereto; and put thy confidence in God, for it is He who heareth and knoweth.
JM RodwellAnd if they lean to peace, lean thou also to it; and put thy trust in God: for He is the Hearing, the Knowing.

AsadBut if they incline to peace, incline thou to it as well, and place thy trust in God: verily, He alone is all-hearing, all-knowing!



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8:62 وان يريدوا ان يخدعوك فان حسبك الله هو الذي ايدك بنصره وبالمؤمنين


TransliterationWa-in yureedoo an yakhdaAAooka fa-inna hasbaka Allahu huwa allathee ayyadaka binasrihi wabialmu/mineena
LiteralAnd if they want that they deceive you, so that God (is) enough for you, He is who supported you with His victory/aid and with the believers.

Yusuf AliShould they intend to deceive thee,- verily Allah sufficeth thee: He it is That hath strengthened thee with His aid and with (the company of) the Believers;
PickthalAnd if they would deceive thee, then lo! Allah is Sufficient for thee. He it is Who supporteth thee with His help and with the believers,
Arberry And if they desire to trick thee, God is sufficient for thee; He has confirmed thee with His help, and with the believers,
ShakirAnd if they intend to deceive you-- then surely Allah is sufficient for you; He it is Who strengthened you with His help and with the believers
SarwarIf they want to deceive you, God is All-sufficient for you. It is God who supported you with His own help and with that of the believers,
KhalifaIf they want to deceive you, then GOD will suffice you. He will help you with His support, and with the believers.
Hilali/KhanAnd if they intend to deceive you, then verily, Allah is All-Sufficient for you. He it is Who has supported you with His Help and with the believers.
H/K/SaheehBut if they intend to deceive you then sufficient for you is Allah. It is He who supported you with His help and with the believers
MalikShould they intend to deceive you, verily Allah is All- Sufficient for you. He is the One Who has strengthened you and the believers with His help ,[62]
QXPAnd if they would deceive you, Allah is Sufficient for you. He has strengthened you (O Messenger) with His support, and by the believers. (An offer of peace may not be rejected in suspicion (6:52), (18:28), (48:29)).
Maulana AliAnd if they intend to deceive thee, then surely Allah is sufficient for thee. He it is Who strengthened thee with His help and with the believers,
Free MindsAnd if they wish to deceive you, then God is sufficient for you. He is the One who supported you with His victory and with the believers.
Qaribullah Should they seek to deceive you, Allah is sufficient for you. It is He who supported you with His victory and with believers,

George SaleBut if they seek to deceive thee, verily God will be thy support. It is He who hath strengthened thee with his help, and with that of the faithful;
JM RodwellBut if they seek to betray thee, God will be all-sufficient for thee. He it is who hath strengthened thee with His help, and with the faithful,

AsadAnd should they seek but to deceive thee [by their show of peace] - behold, God is enough for thee!6' He it is who has strengthened thee with His suc and, secondly, that the Muslims may resort to war only if and when the other party is openly hostile to them. AL-ANFAL SURAH cour, and by giving thee believing followers



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8:63 والف بين قلوبهم لو انفقت مافي الارض جميعا ماالفت بين قلوبهم ولكن الله الف بينهم انه عزيز حكيم


TransliterationWaallafa bayna quloobihim law anfaqta ma fee al-ardi jameeAAan ma allafta bayna quloobihim walakinna Allaha allafa baynahum innahu AAazeezun hakeemun
LiteralAnd He united/joined between their hearts/minds , if you spent what (is) in the earth/Planet Earth all/all together, you would not (have) united/joined between their hearts/minds , and but God united/joined between them, that He truly is glorious/mighty , wise/judicious.

Yusuf AliAnd (moreover) He hath put affection between their hearts: not if thou hadst spent all that is in the earth, couldst thou have produced that affection, but Allah hath done it: for He is Exalted in might, Wise.
PickthalAnd (as for the believers) hath attuned their hearts. If thou hadst spent all that is in the earth thou couldst not have attuned their hearts, but Allah hath attuned them. Lo! He is Mighty, Wise.
Arberry and brought their hearts together. Hadst thou expended all that is in the earth, thou couldst not have brought their hearts together; but God brought their hearts together; surely He is All-mighty, All-wise.
ShakirAnd united their hearts; had you spent all that is in the earth, you could not have united their hearts, but Allah united them; surely He is Mighty, Wise.
Sarwaramong whose hearts He has placed affection and unity. If you were to spend the wealth of the whole earth, you would not have been able to unite their hearts but God has been able to unite them. God is Majestic and All-wise.
KhalifaHe has reconciled the hearts (of the believers). Had you spent all the money on earth, you could not reconcile their hearts. But GOD did reconcile them. He is Almighty, Most Wise.
Hilali/KhanAnd He has united their (i.e. believers) hearts. If you had spent all that is in the earth, you could not have united their hearts, but Allah has united them. Certainly He is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
H/K/SaheehAnd brought together their hearts. If you had spent all that is in the earth, you could not have brought their hearts together; but Allah brought them together. Indeed, He is Exalted in Might and Wise.
Malikthrough putting affection in their hearts. If you had spent all that is in the earth, you could not have so united their hearts; but Allah has united them. He is Mighty, Wise.[63]
QXPAllah has brought together the hearts of the believers. If you (O Messenger) had spent all that is in the earth, you could not have produced that affection, but Allah has done it. (The Divine Ideology has attuned the believers). Surely, He is Almighty, Wise.
Maulana AliAnd He has united their hearts. If thou hadst spent all that is in the earth, thou couldst not have united their hearts, but Allah united them. Surely he is Mighty, Wise.
Free MindsAnd He made unity between their hearts. And had you spent all that is on Earth, you would not have united between their hearts, but God united between them. He is Noble, Wise.
Qaribullah and brought their hearts together. If you had given away all the riches of the earth, you could not have so united them, but Allah has united them. He is Almighty, Wise.

George Saleand hath united their hearts. If thou hadst expended whatever riches are in the earth, thou couldest not have united their hearts, but God united them; for He is mighty and wise.
JM Rodwelland hath made their hearts one. Hadst thou spent all the riches of the earth, thou couldst not have united their hearts; but God hath united them, for He is Mighty, Wise.

Asadwhose hearts He has brought together: [for,] if thou hadst expended all that is on earth, thou couldst not have brought their hearts together [by thyself]: but God did bring them together. Verily, He is almighty, wise.



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8:64 ياايها النبي حسبك الله ومن اتبعك من المؤمنين


TransliterationYa ayyuha alnnabiyyu hasbuka Allahu wamani ittabaAAaka mina almu/mineena
LiteralYou, you the prophet, God is enough for you and who followed you from the believers.

Yusuf AliO Prophet! sufficient unto thee is Allah,- (unto thee) and unto those who follow thee among the Believers.
PickthalO Prophet! Allah is Sufficient for thee and those who follow thee of the believers.
Arberry O Prophet, God suffices thee, and the believers who follow thee.
ShakirO Prophet! Allah is sufficient for you and (for) such of the believers as follow you.
SarwarProphet, God and the believers who follow you are sufficient support for you.
KhalifaO you prophet, sufficient for you is GOD and the believers who have followed you.
Hilali/KhanO Prophet (Muhammad SAW)! Allah is Sufficient for you and for the believers who follow you.
H/K/SaheehO Prophet, sufficient for you is Allah and for whoever follows you of the believers.
MalikO Prophet! Allah is all-sufficient for you and for the believers who follow you.[64]
QXPO Prophet! Allah is Sufficient for you and for the believers who follow you.
Maulana AliO Prophet, Allah is sufficient for thee and those who follow thee of the believers.
Free MindsO prophet, God is sufficient for you, and whoever followed you from the believers.
Qaribullah O Prophet, Allah suffices you and whosoever follows you of the believers.

George SaleO prophet, God is thy support, and such of the true believers who followeth thee.
JM RodwellO prophet! God, and such of the faithful as follow thee, will be all- sufficient for thee.

AsadO Prophet! God is enough for thee and those of the believers who follow thee!



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8:65 ياايها النبي حرض المؤمنين على القتال ان يكن منكم عشرون صابرون يغلبوا مئتين وان يكن منكم مئة يغلبوا الفا من الذين كفروا بانهم قوم لايفقهون


TransliterationYa ayyuha alnnabiyyu harridi almu/mineena AAala alqitali in yakun minkum AAishroona sabiroona yaghliboo mi-atayni wa-in yakun minkum mi-atun yaghliboo alfan mina allatheena kafaroo bi-annahum qawmun la yafqahoona
LiteralYou, you the prophet, instigate/urge/encourage the believers on (to) the fighting/killing. If (there) be twenty patient from you, they will defeat/conquer two hundred, and if (there) be one hundred from you, they defeat/conquer a thousand, from those who disbelieved, because they (E) (are) a nation (that) do not understand/know .

Yusuf AliO Prophet! rouse the Believers to the fight. If there are twenty amongst you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred: if a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers: for these are a people without understanding.
PickthalO Prophet! Exhort the believers to fight. If there be of you twenty steadfast they shall overcome two hundred, and if there be of you a hundred (steadfast) they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the disbelievers) are a folk without intelligence.
Arberry O Prophet, urge on the believers to fight. If there be twenty of you, patient men, they will overcome two hundred; if there be a hundred of you, they will overcome a thousand unbelievers, for they are a people who understand not.
ShakirO Prophet! urge the believers to war; if there are twenty patient ones of you they shall overcome two hundred, and if there are a hundred of you they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they are a people who do not understand.
SarwarProphet, mobilize the believers for the battle. It will take only twenty of your men who are steadfast (in prayer) to defeat two hundred unbelieving men. Your two hundred men would defeat their two thousand; the unbelievers have no understanding.
KhalifaO you prophet, you shall exhort the believers to fight. If there are twenty of you who are steadfast, they can defeat two hundred, and a hundred of you can defeat a thousand of those who disbelieved. That is because they are people who do not understand.
Hilali/KhanO Prophet (Muhammad SAW)! Urge the believers to fight. If there are twenty steadfast persons amongst you, they will overcome two hundred, and if there be a hundred steadfast persons they will overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the disbelievers) are people who do not understand.
H/K/SaheehO Prophet, urge the believers to battle. If there are among you twenty [who are] steadfast, they will overcome two hundred. And if there are among you one hundred [who are] steadfast, they will overcome a thousand of those who have disbelieved because they are a people who do not understand.
MalikO Prophet! Rouse the believers to prepare for combat. If there are twenty steadfast among you, they shall vanquish two hundred: if there are one hundred they shall overcome one thousand of the unbelievers, for they are a people who lack understanding.[65]
QXPO Prophet! Inspire the believers to conquer all fear of death when fighting in the Cause of Allah. So that if there be twenty of you who are patient in adversity, they might overcome two hundred; and if there be one hundred of you, they might overcome one thousand of those who are bent upon denying the Truth. This is because the rejecters cannot grasp the Eternal rewards that infuse enthusiasm in the believers.
Maulana AliO Prophet, urge the believers to fight. If there be of you twenty steadfast, they shall overcome two hundred; and if there be of you a hundred, they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they are a people who do not understand.
Free MindsO prophet, urge the believers to fight. If there are twenty of you who are patient, they will defeat two hundred. And if there are one hundred of you, they will defeat one thousand from amongst those who reject; that is because they are a people who do not comprehend.
Qaribullah O Prophet, urge the believers to fight. If there are twenty patient men among you, you shall overcome two hundred, and if there are a hundred, they shall overcome a thousand unbelievers, for they are a nation who do not understand.

George SaleO prophet, stir up the faithful to war: If twenty of you persevere with constancy, they shall overcome two hundred, and of there be one hundred of you, they shall overcome a thousand of those who believe not; because they are a people which do not understand.
JM RodwellO prophet! stir up the faithful to the fight. Twenty of you who stand firm shall vanquish two hundred: and if there be a hundred of you they shall vanquish a thousand of the infidels, for they are a people devoid of understanding.

AsadO Prophet! Inspire the believers to conquer all fear of death when fighting,b9 [so that,] if there be twenty of you who are patient in adversity, they might overcome two hundred; and [that,] if there be one hundred of you, they might overcome one thousand of those who are bent on denying the truth, because they are people who cannot grasp it."



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8:66 الان خفف الله عنكم وعلم ان فيكم ضعفا فان يكن منكم مئة صابرة يغلبوا مئتين وان يكن منكم الف يغلبوا الفين باذن الله والله مع الصابرين


TransliterationAl-ana khaffafa Allahu AAankum waAAalima anna feekum daAAfan fa-in yakun minkum mi-atun sabiratun yaghliboo mi-atayni wa-in yakun minkum alfun yaghliboo alfayni bi-ithni Allahi waAllahu maAAa alssabireena
LiteralNow God reduced/lightened from you, and He knew that in you (is) weakness, so if (there) be from you one hundred patient, they defeat/conquer two hundred, and if (there) be from you a thousand, they defeat/conquer two thousand with God's permission/pardon, and God (is) with the patient.

Yusuf AliFor the present, Allah hath lightened your (task), for He knoweth that there is a weak spot in you: But (even so), if there are a hundred of you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred, and if a thousand, they will vanquish two thousand, with the leave of Allah: for Allah is with those who patiently persevere.
PickthalNow hath Allah lightened your burden, for He knoweth that there is weakness in you. So if there be of you a steadfast hundred they shall overcome two hundred, and if there be of you a thousand (steadfast) they shall overcome two thousand by permission of Allah. Allah is with the steadfast.
Arberry Now God has lightened it for you, knowing that there is weakness in you. If there be a hundred of you, patient men, they will overcome two hundred; if there be of you a thousand, they will overcome two thousand by the leave of God; God is with the patient.
ShakirFor the present Allah has made light your burden, and He knows that there is weakness in you; so if there are a hundred patient ones of you they shall overcome two hundred, and if there are a thousand they shall overcome two thousand by Allah's permission, and Allah is with the patient.
SarwarNow that God has eased your burden, He has found you to be weak. A hundred of your steadfast men would defeat two hundred of theirs and a thousand of yours would defeat two thousand of the unbelievers, by the will of God. God is with those who have patience.
KhalifaNow (that many new people have joined you) GOD has made it easier for you, for He knows that you are not as strong as you used to be. Henceforth, a hundred steadfast believers can defeat two hundred, and a thousand of you can defeat two thousand by GOD's leave. GOD is with those who steadfastly persevere.
Hilali/KhanNow Allah has lightened your (task), for He knows that there is weakness in you. So if there are of you a hundred steadfast persons, they shall overcome two hundred, and if there are a thousand of you, they shall overcome two thousand with the Leave of Allah. And Allah is with As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.).
H/K/SaheehNow, Allah has lightened [the hardship] for you, and He knows that among you is weakness. So if there are from you one hundred [who are] steadfast, they will overcome two hundred. And if there are among you a thousand, they will overcome two thousand by permission of Allah. And Allah is with the steadfast.
MalikFor now Allah is lightening your burden, because He knows that there are still some weak individuals among you, so if there are one hundred steadfast among you, they shall vanquish two hundred and if there be one thousand, they will overcome two thousand with the leave of Allah, for Allah is with those who are steadfast.[66]
QXPFor the time being, however, Allah has lightened your burden, for He knows that you are weak. And so, if there be one hundred of you who are steadfast in adversity, they should be able to overcome two hundred; and if there be one thousand of you, they should be able to overcome two thousand by Allah's Leave. For, Allah is with those who are steadfast in adversity.
Maulana AliNow Allah has lightened your burden and He knows that there is weakness in you. So if there be of you a hundred steadfast, they shall overcome two hundred; and if there be of you a thousand, they shall overcome two thousand by Allah’s permission. And Allah is with the steadfast.
Free MindsNow, God has lightened for you, for He knows that there is weakness in you. If there are one hundred of you who are patient, they will defeat two hundred. And if there are one thousand of you, they will defeat two thousand by God's leave. God is with the patient.
Qaribullah Allah has now lightened it for you, for He knows that there is weakness amongst you. If there are a hundred patient men among you, they shall overcome two hundred; and if there are a thousand, they shall, by the permission of Allah, defeat two thousand. Allah is with the patient.

George SaleNow hath God eased you, for He knew that ye were weak. If there be an hundred of you who persevere with constancy, they shall overcome two hundred; and if there be a thousand of you, they shall overcome two thousand, by the permission of God; for God is with those who persevere.
JM RodwellNow hath God made your work easy, for he knoweth how weak ye are. If there be an hundred of you who endure resolutely, they shall vanquish two hundred; and if there be a thousand of you, they shall vanquish two thousand by God's permission; for God is with

AsadFor the time being, [however,] God has lightened your burden. for He knows that you are weak: and so, if there be one hundred of you who are patient in adversity, they should [be able to]' overcome two hundred; and if there be one thousand of you, they should [be able to] overcome two thousand by God's leave: for God is with those who are patient in adversity.'



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8:67 ما كان لنبي ان يكون له اسرى حتى يثخن في الارض تريدون عرض الدنيا والله يريد الاخرة والله عزيز حكيم


TransliterationMa kana linabiyyin an yakoona lahu asra hatta yuthkhina fee al-ardi tureedoona AAarada alddunya waAllahu yureedu al-akhirata waAllahu AAazeezun hakeemun
Literal(It) was not to a prophet that (there) be for him captives/prisoners so that he hardens/exceeds in killing (tyrannizes) in the earth/Planet Earth, you want the present world's enjoyable accessories/vanities , and God wants the end (other life), and God (is) glorious/mighty , wise/judicious.

Yusuf AliIt is not fitting for a prophet that he should have prisoners of war until he hath thoroughly subdued the land. Ye look for the temporal goods of this world; but Allah looketh to the Hereafter: And Allah is Exalted in might, Wise.
PickthalIt is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the land. Ye desire the lure of this world and Allah desireth (for you) the Hereafter, and Allah is Mighty, Wise.
Arberry It is not for any Prophet to have prisoners until he make wide slaughter in the land. You desire the chance goods of the present world, and God desires the world to come; and God is All-mighty, All-wise.
ShakirIt is not fit for a prophet that he should take captives unless he has fought and triumphed in the land; you desire the frail goods of this world, while Allah desires (for you) the hereafter; and Allah is Mighty, Wise.
SarwarThe Prophet is not supposed to take any captives to strengthen his position on the earth. You want worldly gains but God wants the life hereafter for you. God is Majestic and All-wise.
KhalifaNo prophet shall acquire captives, unless he participates in the fighting. You people are seeking the materials of this world, while GOD advocates the Hereafter. GOD is Almighty, Most Wise.
Hilali/KhanIt is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of this world (i.e. the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allah desires (for you) the Hereafter. And Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
H/K/SaheehIt is not for a prophet to have captives [of war] until he inflicts a massacre [upon Allah's enemies] in the land. Some Muslims desire the commodities of this world, but Allah desires [for you] the Hereafter. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.
MalikIt is not fit for a Prophet that he should take prisoners of war until he has thoroughly subdued the land. Do you, O followers of Muhammad, desire the temporal goods of this world, while Allah desires for you the hereafter? Allah is Mighty, Wise.[67]
QXPIt is beyond the dignity of a Prophet that he may hold any captives, except temporarily, during warfare. They must be freed at the conclusion of hostilities by way of kindness, for ransom, or by exchange of prisoners of war, and there is no other option to keep them (47:4). You may desire the fleeting gains of this world, but Allah desires for you the good of Eternal Achievement, the life to come. Allah is Mighty, Wise.
Maulana AliIt is not fit for a prophet to take captives unless he has fought and triumphed in the land. You desire the frail goods of this world, while Allah desires (for you) the Hereafter. And Allah is Mighty, Wise.
Free MindsAnd it was not for any prophet to take prisoners unless it was in battle. You desire the materials of this world, while God wants the Hereafter for you. God is Noble, Wise.
Qaribullah It is not for any Prophet to have prisoners in order to slaughter many in the land. You want the gains of this life, and Allah wants the Everlasting Life, and Allah is Mighty, Wise.

George SaleIt hath not been granted unto any prophet, that he should possess captives, until he had made a great slaughter of the infidels in the earth. Ye seek the accidental goods of this world, but God regardeth the life to come; and God is mighty and wise.
JM RodwellNo prophet hath been enabled to take captives until he had made great slaughter in the earth. Ye desire the passing fruitions of this world, but God desireth the next life for you. And God is Mighty, Wise.

AsadIT DOES NOT behove a prophet to keep captives unless he has battled strenuously on earth. You may desire the fleeting gains of this world-but God desires [for you the good of] the life to come: and God is almighty, wise.



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8:68 لولا كتاب من الله سبق لمسكم فيما اخذتم عذاب عظيم


TransliterationLawla kitabun mina Allahi sabaqa lamassakum feema akhathtum AAathabun AAatheemun
LiteralWhere it not for a Book/decree/term preceded from God, a great torture would have touched you in what you took/received.

Yusuf AliHad it not been for a previous ordainment from Allah, a severe penalty would have reached you for the (ransom) that ye took.
PickthalHad it not been for an ordinance of Allah which had gone before, an awful doom had come upon you on account of what ye took.
Arberry Had it not been for a prior prescription from God, there had afflicted you, for what you took, a mighty chastisement.
ShakirWere it not for an ordinance from Allah that had already gone forth, surely there would have befallen you a great chastisement for what you had taken to.
Sarwar(Had you taken captives) before being allowed by God's revelations, a great torment would have struck you for what you had done.
KhalifaIf it were not for a predetermined decree from GOD, you would have suffered, on account of what you took, a terrible retribution.
Hilali/KhanWere it not a previous ordainment from Allah, a severe torment would have touched you for what you took.
H/K/SaheehIf not for a decree from Allah that preceded, you would have been touched for what you took by a great punishment.
MalikHad there not been a previous sanction from Allah to take ransom, you should have been sternly punished for what you have taken.[68]
QXPIf Allah had not decreed for Himself Mercy, those of you who fell for temptation (of booty), would have faced a great retribution.
Maulana AliWere it not for an ordinance from Allah that had gone before, surely there would have befallen you a great chastisement for what you were going to do.
Free MindsHad it not been previously ordained from God, then a severe punishment would have afflicted you for what you took.
Qaribullah Had there not been a previous writing from Allah, you would have been afflicted by a mighty punishment.

George SaleUnless a revelation had been previously delivered from God, verily a severe punishment had been inflicted on you, for the ransom which ye took from the captives at Bedr.
JM RodwellHad there not been a previous ordinance from God, a severe chastisement had befallen you, for the ransom which ye took.

AsadHad it not been for a decree from God that had already gone forth, there would indeed have befallen you a tremendous chastisement on account of all [the captives] that you took."



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8:69 فكلوا مما غنمتم حلالا طيبا واتقوا الله ان الله غفور رحيم


TransliterationFakuloo mimma ghanimtum halalan tayyiban waittaqoo Allaha inna Allaha ghafoorun raheemun
LiteralSo eat from what you won/gained by spoils of war (it is) permitted/allowed enjoyable/allowed/permitted, and fear and obey God, that God (is) forgiving merciful.

Yusuf AliBut (now) enjoy what ye took in war, lawful and good: but fear Allah: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
PickthalNow enjoy what ye have won, as lawful and good, and keep your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
Arberry Eat of what you have taken as booty, such as is lawful and good; and fear you God; surely God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.
ShakirEat then of the lawful and good (things) which you have acquired in war, and be careful of (your duty to) Allah; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
SarwarUse what you have acquired (from the battle) as your own good, lawful property. Have fear of God; He is All-forgiving and All-merciful.
KhalifaTherefore, eat from the spoils you have earned, that which is lawful and good, and observe GOD. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
Hilali/KhanSo enjoy what you have gotten of booty in war, lawful and good, and be afraid of Allah. Certainly, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
H/K/SaheehSo consume what you have taken of war booty [as being] lawful and good, and fear Allah. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
MalikVery well, enjoy the booty which you have taken, for it is lawful and pure, but in the future fear Allah. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.[69]
QXP(You have seen that you developed your character and established the Divine Order in the society. Then you had to fight off aggression.) Now enjoy what you have won as Lawful and good. Be mindful of Allah's Laws. Verily, Allah is Absolver of imperfections, Merciful.
Maulana AliEat then of the lawful and good (things) which you have acquired in war, and keep your duty to Allah. Surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
Free MindsSo consume what you have gained, lawful and good, and be aware of God. God is Forgiving, Merciful.
Qaribullah Eat of what you have taken from the spoils; such is lawful and good, and fear Allah. Allah is Forgiving and Most Merciful.

George SaleEat therefore of what ye have acquired, that which is lawful, and good; for God is gracious and merciful.
JM RodwellEat therefore of the spoils ye have taken what is lawful and good; and fear God: God is Gracious, Merciful.

AsadEnjoy, then, all that is lawful and good among the things which you have gained in war, and remain conscious of God: verily, God is much-forgiving, a dispenser of grace.



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8:70 ياايها النبي قل لمن في ايديكم من الاسرى ان يعلم الله في قلوبكم خيرا يؤتكم خيرا مما اخذ منكم ويغفر لكم والله غفور رحيم


TransliterationYa ayyuha alnnabiyyu qul liman fee aydeekum mina al-asra in yaAAlami Allahu fee quloobikum khayran yu/tikum khayran mimma okhitha minkum wayaghfir lakum waAllahu ghafoorun raheemun
LiteralYou, you the Prophet, say to whom (is) in your hands from the captives/prisoners: "If God knows (there) is in your hearts/minds (from) goodness , He gives/brings to you better than what was taken from you, and He forgives for you, and God (is) forgiving, merciful."

Yusuf AliO Prophet! say to those who are captives in your hands: "If Allah findeth any good in your hearts, He will give you something better than what has been taken from you, and He will forgive you: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful."
PickthalO Prophet! Say unto those captives who are in your hands: If Allah knoweth any good in your hearts He will give you better than that which hath been taken from you, and will forgive you. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
Arberry O Prophet, say to the prisoners in your hands: 'If God knows of any good in your hearts He will give you better than what has been taken from you, and He will forgive you; surely God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.'
ShakirO Prophet! say to those of the captives who are in your hands: If Allah knows anything good in your hearts, He will give to you better than that which has been taken away from you and will forgive you, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
SarwarProphet, tell the captives with you, "If God finds anything good in your hearts, He will give you a better reward than that which was taken from you and will forgive you. God is All-forgiving and All-merciful.
KhalifaO you prophet, tell the prisoners of war in your hands, "If GOD knew of anything good in your hearts, He would have given you better than anything you have lost, and would have forgiven you. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful."
Hilali/KhanO Prophet! Say to the captives that are in your hands: "If Allah knows any good in your hearts, He will give you something better than what has been taken from you, and He will forgive you, and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
H/K/SaheehO Prophet, say to whoever is in your hands of the captives, "If Allah knows [any] good in your hearts, He will give you [something] better than what was taken from you, and He will forgive you; and Allah is Forgiving and Merciful."
MalikO Prophet! Tell the captives in your custody: "If Allah finds goodness in your hearts He will give you even better than what has been taken from you, as well as forgive you. Allah Is Forgiving, Merciful." [70]
QXPO Prophet! Tell the captives of war who are in your hand, "If Allah sees any good in your hearts He will give you better than what has been taken from you, and He will forgive you. Verily, Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
Maulana AliO Prophet, say to those of the captives who are in your hands: If Allah knows anything good in your hearts, He will give you better than that which has been taken from you, and will forgive you. And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
Free MindsO prophet, say to those prisoners whom you hold: "If God finds in your hearts any good, He will grant you better than what He took from you, and He will forgive you. God is Forgiving, Merciful."
Qaribullah O Prophet, say to those you have taken captive in your hand: 'If Allah finds goodness in your hearts, He will give you that which is better than what has been taken from you, and He will forgive you. Allah is Forgiving, the Most Merciful. '

George SaleO prophet, say unto the captives who are in your hands, if God shall know any good to be in your hearts, He will give you better than what hath been taken from you; and He will forgive you, for God is gracious and merciful.
JM RodwellO prophet! say to the captives who are in your hands, "If God shall know good to be in your hearts, He will give you good beyond all that hath been taken from you, and will forgive you: for God is Forgiving, Merciful."

Asad[Hence,] O Prophet, say unto the captives who are in your hands: "If God finds any good in your hearts, He will give you something better than all that has been taken from you, and will forgive you your sins: for God is much-forgiving, a dispenser of grace."



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8:71 وان يريدوا خيانتك فقد خانوا الله من قبل فامكن منهم والله عليم حكيم


TransliterationWa-in yureedoo khiyanataka faqad khanoo Allaha min qablu faamkana minhum waAllahu AAaleemun hakeemun
LiteralAnd if they want your betrayal/unfaithfulness, so they had betrayed/become unfaithful to God from before, so He gave others high position/strength from them, and God (is) knowledgeable, wise/judicious.

Yusuf AliBut if they have treacherous designs against thee, (O Messenger!), they have already been in treason against Allah, and so hath He given (thee) power over them. And Allah so He Who hath (full) knowledge and wisdom.
PickthalAnd if they would betray thee, they betrayed Allah before, and He gave (thee) power over them. Allah is Knower, Wise.
Arberry And if they desire treachery against thee, they have tricked God before; but He has given thee power over them; and God is All-knowing, All-wise.
ShakirAnd if they intend to act unfaithfully towards you, so indeed they acted unfaithfully towards Allah before, but He gave (you) mastery over them; and Allah is Knowing, Wise.
SarwarDo not be surprised that they want to be dishonest with you; they have always been dishonest with God. However, He has power over them. God is All-knowing and All-wise.
KhalifaAnd if they want to betray you, they have already betrayed GOD. This is why He made them the losers. GOD is Omniscient, Most Wise.
Hilali/KhanBut if they intend to betray you (O Muhammad SAW), they have already betrayed Allah before. So He gave (you) power over them. And Allah is All-Knower, All-Wise.
H/K/SaheehBut if they intend to betray you then they have already betrayed Allah before, and He empowered [you] over them. And Allah is Knowing and Wise.
MalikBut if they have treacherous designs against you, O Prophet, they have already shown treason against Allah. That is why He made them your captives. Allah is Knowledgeable, Wise.[71]
QXPIf they have treacherous designs against you, well, they have already betrayed Allah before this, and that is why He has given you power over them. Allah is Knower, Wise.
Maulana AliAnd if they intend to be treacherous to thee, so indeed they have been treacherous to Allah before, but He gave (you) mastery over them. And Allah is Knowing, Wise.
Free MindsAnd if they want to betray you, they have already betrayed God before, and He overpowered them. God is Knowledgeable, Wise.
Qaribullah But if they seek to betray you, they had betrayed Allah before, but He has let you overcome them. Allah is the Knower, the Wise.

George SaleBut if they seek to deceive thee, verily they have deceived God before; wherefore He hath given thee power over them: And God is knowing and wise.
JM RodwellBut if they seek to deal treacherously with you-they have already dealt treacherously with God before! Therefore hath He given you power over them. God is Knowing, Wise.

AsadAnd should they but seek to play false with thee's-well, they were false to God [Himself] ere this: but He gave [the believers] mastery over them. And God is all-knowing, wise.



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8:72 ان الذين امنوا وهاجروا وجاهدوا باموالهم وانفسهم في سبيل الله والذين اووا ونصروا اولئك بعضهم اولياء بعض والذين امنوا ولم يهاجروا مالكم من ولايتهم من شئ حتى يهاجروا وان استنصروكم في الدين فعليكم النصر الا على قوم بينكم وبينهم ميثاق والله بما تعملون بصير


TransliterationInna allatheena amanoo wahajaroo wajahadoo bi-amwalihim waanfusihim fee sabeeli Allahi waallatheena awaw wanasaroo ola-ika baAAduhum awliyao baAAdin waallatheena amanoo walam yuhajiroo ma lakum min walayatihim min shay-in hatta yuhajiroo wa-ini istansarookum fee alddeeni faAAalaykumu alnnasru illa AAala qawmin baynakum wabaynahum meethaqun waAllahu bima taAAmaloona baseerun
LiteralThat those who believed and emigrated and struggled/exerted , with their properties/possessions and119themselves in God's sake/way , and those who sheltered/gave refuge and saved/gave victory/aided, those, some of them (are) guardians/patrons/allies (to) some, and those who believed and did not emigrate, their guardianship/patronage is not for (on) you from a thing (your responsibility) until they emigrate, and if they asked you to save/aid them in the religion, so the victory/aid is on you (your duty) except on a nation between you and between them (is) a promise/covenant, and God (is) with what you made/do seeing/knowing .

Yusuf AliThose who believed, and adopted exile, and fought for the Faith, with their property and their persons, in the cause of Allah, as well as those who gave (them) asylum and aid,- these are (all) friends and protectors, one of another. As to those who believed but came not into exile, ye owe no duty of protection to them until they come into exile; but if they seek your aid in religion, it is your duty to help them, except against a people with whom ye have a treaty of mutual alliance. And (remember) Allah seeth all that ye do.
PickthalLo! those who believed and left their homes and strove with their wealth and their lives for the cause of Allah, and those who took them in and helped them: these are protecting friends one of another. And those who believed but did not leave their homes, ye have no duty to protect them till they leave their homes; but if they seek help from you in the matter of religion then it is your duty to help (them) except against a folk between whom and you there is a treaty. Allah is Seer of what ye do.
Arberry Those who believe, and have emigrated and struggled with their possessions and their selves in the way of God, and those who have given refuge and help -- those are friends one of another. And those who believe, but have not emigrated -- you have no duty of friendship towards them till they emigrate; yet if they ask you for help, for religion's sake, it is your duty to help them, except against a people between whom and you there is a compact; and God sees the things you do.
ShakirSurely those who believed and fled (their homes) and struggled hard in Allah's way with their property and their souls, and those who gave shelter and helped-- these are guardians of each other; and (as for) those who believed and did not fly, not yours is their guardianship until they fly; and if they seek aid from you in the matter of religion, aid is incumbent on you except against a people between whom and you there is a treaty, and Allah sees what you do.
SarwarThe believers who left their homes and strove for the cause of God, through their property and in person and those who gave refuge to them and helped them will be each other's guardians. The believers who did not leave their homes are not your guardians until they too leave their homes. If they ask you for help in a religious cause, you must help them against their enemies unless their enemies have a peace treaty with you. God is Well Aware of what you do.
KhalifaSurely, those who believed, and emigrated, and strove with their money and their lives in the cause of GOD, as well as those who hosted them and gave them refuge, and supported them, they are allies of one another. As for those who believe, but do not emigrate with you, you do not owe them any support, until they do emigrate. However, if they need your help, as brethren in faith, you shall help them, except against people with whom you have signed a peace treaty. GOD is Seer of everything you do.
Hilali/KhanVerily, those who believed, and emigrated and strove hard and fought with their property and their lives in the Cause of Allah as well as those who gave (them) asylum and help, - these are (all) allies to one another. And as to those who believed but did not emigrate (to you O Muhammad SAW), you owe no duty of protection to them until they emigrate, but if they seek your help in religion, it is your duty to help them except against a people with whom you have a treaty of mutual alliance, and Allah is the All-Seer of what you do.
H/K/SaheehIndeed, those who have believed and emigrated and fought with their wealth and lives in the cause of Allah and those who gave shelter and aided they are allies of one another. But those who believed and did not emigrate for you there is no guardianship of them until they emigrate. And if they seek help of you for the religion, then you must help, except against a people between yourselves and whom is a treaty. And Allah is Seeing of what you do.
MalikThose who believed (embraced Islam), migrated and made Jihad (exerted their utmost struggle) with their wealth and their persons in the cause of Allah; as well as those who gave them asylum and help, are indeed the protecting friends of one another. As to those who believed (embraced Islam) but did not emigrate (to Dar-ul- Islam, the Islamic State), you are under no obligation to protect them until they emigrate; yet it is your obligation to help them in the matters of faith if they ask for your help, except against a people with whom you have a treaty. Allah is observant of all your actions.[72]
QXPThose who believed, emigrated, and strove with their possessions and lives in the Cause of Allah, as well as those who hosted them and supported them (in Madinah), are close protecting friends of one another. For those who believed but stayed back (in Makkah), you don't owe them support until they migrate. However, if they seek your help as sisters and brothers in DEEN (Divine Ideology), then it is your duty to help them except against a folk with whom you have a treaty. Allah is fully Aware of all your actions.
Maulana AliSurely those who believed and fled (their homes) and struggled hard in Allah’s way with their wealth and their lives, and those who gave shelter and helped -- these are friends one of another. And those who believed and did not flee, you are not responsible for their protection until they flee. And if they seek help from you in the matter of religion, it is your duty to help (them) except against a people between whom and you there is a treaty. And Allah is Seer of what you do.
Free MindsThose who have believed and emigrated and strived with their money and lives in the cause of God, and those who sheltered and supported; these are the allies of one another. And those who believed but did not emigrate, you do not owe them any allegiance until they emigrate. But if they seek your help in the system, then you must support them, except if it is against a people with whom there is a treaty between you. God is watcher over what you do.
Qaribullah Those who believe and migrated, and fought for the Cause of Allah with their wealth and their persons; and those who sheltered them and helped them shall be guides to each other. And those who believe, but have not emigrated you have no guidance towards them till they emigrate. But if they seek your help in the cause of your religion, it is your duty to help them, except against a nation with whom you have a treaty. Allah sees the things you do.

George SaleMoreover they who have believed, and have fled their country, and employed their substance and their persons in fighting for the religion of God, and they who have given the prophet a refuge among them, and have assisted him, these shall be deemed the one nearest of kin to the other. But they who have believed, but have not fled their country, shall have no right of kindred at all with you, until they also fly. Yet if they ask assistance of you on account of religion, it belongeth unto you to give them assistance; except against a people between whom and yourselves there shall be a league subsisting: And God seeth that which ye do.
JM RodwellVerily, they who have believed and fled their homes and spent their substance for the cause of God, and they who have taken in the prophet and been helpful to him, shall be near of kin the one to the other. And they who have believed, but have not fled the

AsadBEHOLD, as for those who have attained to faith, and who have forsaken the domain of evilT' and are striving hard, with their possessions and their lives, in God's cause, as well as those who shelter and succour [them]78 - these are [truly] the friends and protectors of one another. But as for those who have come to believe without having migrated [to your country]" - you are in no wise responsible for their protection until such a time as they migrate [to you]. Yet, if they ask you for succour against religious persecution,' it is your duty to give [them] this succour-except against a people between whom and yourselves there is a covenant:e' for God sees all that you do.



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8:73 والذين كفروا بعضهم اولياء بعض الا تفعلوه تكن فتنة في الارض وفساد كبير


TransliterationWaallatheena kafaroo baAAduhum awliyao baAAdin illa tafAAaloohu takun fitnatun fee al-ardi wafasadun kabeerun
LiteralAnd those who disbelieved some of them (are) guardians/allies (of) some, if you not make/do it, it (will) be misguidance/betrayal in the earth/Planet Earth, and big/great corruption/disorder .

Yusuf AliThe Unbelievers are protectors, one of another: Unless ye do this, (protect each other), there would be tumult and oppression on earth, and great mischief.
PickthalAnd those who disbelieve are protectors one of another - If ye do not so, there will be confusion in the land, and great corruption.
Arberry As for the unbelievers, they are friends one of another. Unless you do this, there will be persecution in the land and great corruption.
ShakirAnd (as for) those who disbelieve, some of them are the guardians of others; if you will not do it, there will be in the land persecution and great mischief.
SarwarThe unbelievers are each other's friends. If you (the believers) do not keep the same among yourselves in the land, there will come into being widespread idolatry and great evil.
KhalifaThose who disbelieved are allies of one another. Unless you keep these commandments, there will be chaos on earth, and terrible corruption.
Hilali/KhanAnd those who disbelieve are allies to one another, (and) if you (Muslims of the whole world collectively) do not do so (i.e. become allies, as one united block with one Khalifah - chief Muslim ruler for the whole Muslim world to make victorious Allahs Religion of Islamic Monotheism), there will be Fitnah (wars, battles, polytheism, etc.) and oppression on earth, and a great mischief and corruption (appearance of polytheism).
H/K/SaheehAnd those who disbelieved are allies of one another. If you do not do so, there will be fitnah on earth and great corruption.
MalikThe unbelievers are protectors of one of another. If you fail to do likewise, there will be disorder in the land and great corruption.[73]
QXPThose who reject the Divine Message are protectors of one another. If you do not help the immigrants, there will be chaos in the land and great corruption.
Maulana AliAnd those who disbelieve are friends one of another. If you do it not, there will be persecution in the land and great mischief.
Free MindsAs for those who reject, they are allies to one another. If you do not do this, then there will be oppression on Earth and great corruption.
Qaribullah The unbelievers, they are guides of one another. Unless you do this, there will be persecution in the land and great corruption.

George SaleAnd as to the infidels, let them be deemed of kin the one to the other. Unless ye do this, there will be a sedition in the earth, and grievous corruption.
JM RodwellThe infidels lend one another mutual help. Unless ye do the same, there will be discord in the land and great corruption.

AsadWith all this, [remember that] those who are bent on denying the truth are allies of one another; 'Jf course of war. For a further discussion of the problem of prisoners of war, see 47:4. and unless you act likewise [among yourselves], oppression will reign on earth, and great corruption.



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8:74 والذين امنوا وهاجروا وجاهدوا في سبيل الله والذين اووا ونصروا اولئك هم المؤمنون حقا لهم مغفرة ورزق كريم


TransliterationWaallatheena amanoo wahajaroo wajahadoo fee sabeeli Allahi waallatheena awaw wanasaroo ola-ika humu almu/minoona haqqan lahum maghfiratun warizqun kareemun
LiteralAnd those who believed and emigrated and struggled/exerted in God's sake/way , and those who sheltered/gave refuge and saved/gave victory/aided, those, they are the believers truly/certainly , for them (is) a forgiveness and a generous/gracious provision.

Yusuf AliThose who believe, and adopt exile, and fight for the Faith, in the cause of Allah as well as those who give (them) asylum and aid,- these are (all) in very truth the Believers: for them is the forgiveness of sins and a provision most generous.
PickthalThose who believed and left their homes and strove for the cause of Allah, and those who took them in and helped them - these are the believers in truth. For them is pardon, and bountiful provision.
Arberry And those who believe, and have emigrated and struggled in the way of God. those who have given refuge and help those in truth are the believers, and theirs shall be forgiveness and generous provision.
ShakirAnd (as for) those who believed and fled and struggled hard in Allah's way, and those who gave shelter and helped, these are the believers truly; they shall have forgiveness and honorable provision.
SarwarThe believers who left their homes, and strove for the cause of God and those who gave them refuge and helped them, are true believers. They will have forgiveness (from their Lord) and (will be granted) honorable provisions.
KhalifaThose who believed and emigrated, and strove in the cause of GOD, as well as those who hosted them and gave them refuge, and supported them, these are the true believers. They have deserved forgiveness and a generous recompense.
Hilali/KhanAnd those who believed, and emigrated and strove hard in the Cause of Allah (Al-Jihad), as well as those who gave (them) asylum and aid; - these are the believers in truth, for them is forgiveness and Rizqun Kareem (a generous provision i.e. Paradise).
H/K/SaheehBut those who have believed and emigrated and fought in the cause of Allah and those who gave shelter and aided it is they who are the believers, truly. For them is forgiveness and noble provision.
MalikThose who believed (embraced Islam), migrated and made Jihad (exerted their utmost struggle) in the cause of Allah, and those who gave them asylum and help - they are the true believers. They shall have forgiveness and honorable provisions.[74]
QXPThose who believed and emigrated, and strove in the Cause of Allah, and those who hosted them and supported them, are True believers. For them is protection of forgiveness and honorable provision.
Maulana AliAnd those who believed and fled and struggled hard in Allah’s way, and those who gave shelter and helped -- these are the believers truly. For them is forgiveness and an honourable provision.
Free MindsAnd those who have believed and emigrated and strived in the cause of God, and those who sheltered and supported, these are truly the believers. They will have a forgiveness and a generous provision.
Qaribullah Those who believe and migrated from their homes and fought for the Way of Allah, and those who have sheltered them and helped them they are truly the believers. Theirs shall be forgiveness and a generous provision.

George SaleBut as for them who have believed, and left their country, and have fought for God's true religion, and who have allowed the prophet a retreat among them, and have assisted him, these are really believers; they shall receive mercy, and an hounourable provision.
JM RodwellBut as for those who have believed and fled their country, and fought on the path of God, and given the prophet an asylum, and been helpful to him, these are the faithful; Mercy is their due and a noble provision.

AsadAnd they who have attained to faith, and who have forsaken the domain of evil and are striving hard in God's cause, as well as those who shelter and succour [them] - it is they, they who are truly believers! Forgiveness of sins awaits them, and a most excellent sustenance.



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8:75 والذين امنوا من بعد وهاجروا وجاهدوا معكم فاولئك منكم واولوا الارحام بعضهم اولى ببعض في كتاب الله ان الله بكل شئ عليم


TransliterationWaallatheena amanoo min baAAdu wahajaroo wajahadoo maAAakum faola-ika minkum waoloo al-arhami baAAduhum awla bibaAAdin fee kitabi Allahi inna Allaha bikulli shay-in AAaleemun
LiteralAnd those who believed from after and emigrated and struggled/exerted with you, so those (are) from you, and of the relations some of them (are) more worthy/deserving with some in God's Book , that God (is) with every thing knowledgeable. 120

Yusuf AliAnd those who accept Faith subsequently, and adopt exile, and fight for the Faith in your company,- they are of you. But kindred by blood have prior rights against each other in the Book of Allah. Verily Allah is well-acquainted with all things.
PickthalAnd those who afterwards believed and left their homes and strove along with you, they are of you; and those who are akin are nearer one to another in the ordinance of Allah. Lo! Allah is Knower of all things.
Arberry And those who have believed afterwards and emigrated, and struggled with you -- they belong to you; but those related by blood are nearer to one another in the Book of God; surely God has knowledge of everything.
ShakirAnd (as for) those who believed afterwards and fled and struggled hard along with you, they are of you; and the possessors of relationships are nearer to each other in the ordinance of Allah; surely Allah knows all things.
SarwarThose who accepted the faith later, left their homes and strove with you for the cause of God are also your people. They relatives are nearer to each other according to the Book of God. God has knowledge of all things.
KhalifaThose who believed afterwards, and emigrated, and strove with you, they belong with you. Those who are related to each other shall be the first to support each other, in accordance with GOD's commandments. GOD is fully aware of all things.
Hilali/KhanAnd those who believed afterwards, and emigrated and strove hard along with you, (in the Cause of Allah) they are of you. But kindred by blood are nearer to one another regarding inheritance in the decree ordained by Allah. Verily, Allah is the All-Knower of everything
H/K/SaheehAnd those who believed after [the initial emigration] and emigrated and fought with you they are of you. But those of [blood] relationship are more entitled [to inheritance] in the decree of Allah. Indeed, Allah is Knowing of all things.
MalikThose who believed (embraced Islam) afterwards, migrated and joined you in Jihad - they too are your brothers, although according to the Book of Allah the blood relatives have greater rights on one other. Indeed Allah knows everything.[75]
QXPAnd those who followed them in belief, and left their homes, and strove along with you, they are of you. Remember that blood relatives have certain special rights and obligations over each other according to Allah's Ordinance. They should be the first ones to help each other. Verily, Allah is Knower of all things.
Maulana AliAnd those who believed afterwards and fled and struggled hard along with you, they are of you. And the relatives are nearer one to another in ordinance of Allah. Surely Allah is Knower of all things
Free MindsAnd those who believed afterwards and emigrated and strived with you, then they are from you. And the relatives by birth are also supportive of one another in God's record. God is aware of all things.
Qaribullah And those who believed afterwards and emigrated, and struggled with you they are of you. And in the Book of Allah, the near kinsmen deserve one another (in inheritance). Allah has knowledge of all things.

George SaleAnd they who have believed since, and have fled their country, and have fought with you, these also are of you. And those who are related by consanguinity shall be deemed the nearest of kin to each other, preferably to strangers, according to the book of God; God knoweth all things.
JM RodwellAnd they who have believed and fled their country since, and have fought at your side, these also are of you. Those who are united by ties of blood are the nearest of kin to each other. This is in the Book of God. Verily, God knoweth all things.

AsadAnd as for those who henceforth come to believe," and who forsake the domain of evil and strive hard [in God's cause] together with you - these [too] shall belong to you;" and they who are [thus] closely related have the highest claim on one another in [accordance with] God's decree." Verily, God has full knowledge of everything.


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