The Qur'an

Al Anfal (Spoils of war) - الأنفال

8.15
11
Roots
4
Tafsirs
Arabic
يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓا۟ إِذَا لَقِيتُمُ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ زَحْفًا فَلَا تُوَلُّوهُمُ ٱلْأَدْبَارَ
Ahmad Ali
O believers, when you meet unbelievers on the field of battle, do not turn your backs to them.
Ali Qarai
O you who have faith! When you encounter the faithless advancing [for battle], do not turn your backs [to flee] from them.
Amhad Khan
O People who Believe! When you confront a large army of disbelievers in battle, do not turn your backs to them.
Arberry
O believers, when you encounter the unbelievers marching to battle, turn not your backs to them.
Corpus
O you who believe! When you meet those who disbelieve advancing, then (do) not turn to them the backs.
Daryabadi
O Ye who believe! whenever ye those who disbelieve matching meet slowly turn to them not your backs.
Hilali & Khan
O you who believe! When you meet those who disbelieve, in a battle-field, never turn your backs to them.
Maududi
Believers, whenever you encounter a hostile force of unbelievers, do not turn your backs to them in flight.
Muhammad Sarwar
Believers, 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.
Muhammad Shakir
O you who believe! when you meet those who disbelieve marching for war, then turn not your backs to them.
Pickthall
O ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in battle, turn not your backs to them.
Qaribullah
Believers, when you encounter unbelievers on the march do not turn your backs to them in flight.
Sahih Intl
O you who have believed, when you meet those who disbelieve advancing [for battle], do not turn to them your backs [in flight].
Talal Itani
O you who believe! When you meet those who disbelieve on the march, never turn your backs on them.
Transliteration
Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo itha laqeetumu allatheena kafaroo zahfan fala tuwalloohumu aladbara
Wahihuddin Khan
Believers, when you meet in battle those who deny the truth, never turn your backs on them:
Yusuf Ali
O ye who believe! when ye meet the Unbelievers in hostile array, never turn your backs to them.