The Qur'an

Al Anfal (Spoils of war) - الأنفال

8.52
17
Roots
4
Tafsirs
Arabic
كَدَأْبِ ءَالِ فِرْعَوْنَ ۙ وَٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ ۚ كَفَرُوا۟ بِـَٔايَٰتِ ٱللَّهِ فَأَخَذَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ بِذُنُوبِهِمْ ۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ قَوِىٌّ شَدِيدُ ٱلْعِقَابِ
Ahmad Ali
Their case is like that of Pharaoh's people, and of those before them, who denied the revelations of God, and were punished for their sins by God, and God is all powerful and Severe His punishment.
Ali Qarai
Like the precedent of Pharaoh’s clan and those who were before them, who defied Allah’s signs, so Allah seized them for their sins. Indeed Allah is all-strong, severe in retribution.
Amhad Khan
Like the ways of Firaun’s people, and those before them; they disbelieved in the signs of Allah – therefore Allah seized them on account of their sins; indeed Allah is Most Powerful, Severe in Punishing.
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.
Corpus
Like (the) way (of) people (of) Firaun and those who (were) from before them. They disbelieved in (the) Signs (of) Allah, so seized them Allah for their sins. Indeed, Allah (is) All-Strong (and) severe (in) the penalty.
Daryabadi
Like are they unto the wont of the house of Fir'awn and those before them. They disbelieved in the signs of Allah, wherefore Allah laid hold of them for their sins. Verily Allah is strong, Severe in retribution.
Hilali & Khan
Similar to the behaviour of the people of Fir'aun (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.
Maududi
Their case is like that of the people of Pharaoh and those before them. They denied the signs of Allah and so Allah seized them for their sins. Surely Allah is All-Powerful, Stern in retribution.
Muhammad Sarwar
The 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.
Muhammad Shakir
In 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).
Pickthall
(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.
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.
Sahih Intl
[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.
Talal Itani
Like the behavior of the people of Pharaoh, and those before them. They rejected the signs of God, so God seized them for their sins. God is Powerful, Severe in punishment.
Transliteration
Kadabi ali firAAawna waallatheena min qablihim kafaroo biayati Allahi faakhathahumu Allahu bithunoobihim inna Allaha qawiyyun shadeedu alAAiqabi
Wahihuddin Khan
Like Pharaoh's people and those that have gone before them, they rejected God's signs and God seized them for their sins. God is strong, and severe in 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:
8.53
18
Roots
6
Tafsirs
Arabic
ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَمْ يَكُ مُغَيِّرًا نِّعْمَةً أَنْعَمَهَا عَلَىٰ قَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا۟ مَا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ ۙ وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ
Ahmad Ali
God does not withdraw a favour bestowed upon a people unless they change themselves, for God hears all and knows everything.
Ali Qarai
That is because Allah never changes a blessing that He has bestowed on a people unless they change what is in their own souls, and Allah is all-hearing, all-knowing:
Amhad Khan
This is because Allah does not change the favour He has bestowed upon any people until they first change themselves, and indeed Allah is All Hearing, All Knowing.
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.
Corpus
That (is) because Allah not is One Who changes a favor which He had bestowed on a people until they change what (is) in themselves. And indeed, Allah (is) All-Hearing, All-Knowing.
Daryabadi
This, because Allah is not one to change His favour wherewith He hath favoured a people until they have changed that which is in themselves; and verily Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
Hilali & Khan
That 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.
Maududi
This happened because Allah is not one to change the favour which He has bestowed upon a people until they have changed their attitude., Surely Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.
Muhammad Sarwar
God 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.
Muhammad Shakir
This 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;
Pickthall
That 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.
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.
Sahih Intl
That 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.
Talal Itani
That is because God would never change a blessing He has bestowed on a people unless they change what is within themselves, and because God is Hearing and Knowing.
Transliteration
Thalika bianna Allaha lam yaku mughayyiran niAAmatan anAAamaha AAala qawmin hatta yughayyiroo ma bianfusihim waanna Allaha sameeAAun AAaleemun
Wahihuddin Khan
God would never withdraw a favour that He had conferred upon a people unless they change what is in their hearts. God is all hearing and all-knowing.
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)."
8.54
17
Roots
4
Tafsirs
Arabic
كَدَأْبِ ءَالِ فِرْعَوْنَ ۙ وَٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ ۚ كَذَّبُوا۟ بِـَٔايَٰتِ رَبِّهِمْ فَأَهْلَكْنَٰهُم بِذُنُوبِهِمْ وَأَغْرَقْنَآ ءَالَ فِرْعَوْنَ ۚ وَكُلٌّ كَانُوا۟ ظَٰلِمِينَ
Ahmad Ali
This was the case with the people of Pharaoh and those before them, who rejected the signs of their Lord and were destroyed for their sins, and We drowned the people of Pharaoh as they were oppressors.
Ali Qarai
Like the precedent of Pharaoh’s clan and those who were before them, who denied the signs of their Lord; so We destroyed them for their sins, and We drowned Pharaoh’s clan; and they were all wrongdoers.
Amhad Khan
Like the ways of Firaun’s people and those before them; they denied the signs of Allah – We therefore destroyed them on account of their sins and We drowned the people of Firaun; and they all were unjust.
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.
Corpus
Like (the) way (of) people (of) Firaun and those who (were) from before them. They denied (the) Signs (of) their Lord, so We destroyed them for their sins and We drowned (the) people (of) Firaun and (they) all were wrongdoers.
Daryabadi
Like are they Unto the wont of the house of Fir'awn and those before them. They belied the signs of their Lord; wherefore We destroyed them for their sins, and drowned the house of fir'awn; and all of them were wrong-doers.
Hilali & Khan
Similar to the behaviour of the people of Fir'aun (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 Fir'aun (Pharaoh) for they were all Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.).
Maududi
Their case is like that of the people of Pharaoh and those before them: they rejected the signs of their Lord as false and so We destroyed them for their sins, and caused the people of Pharaoh to drown. For they were wrong-doers all.
Muhammad Sarwar
Like 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.
Muhammad Shakir
In 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.
Pickthall
(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.
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.
Sahih Intl
[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.
Talal Itani
Such was the case with the people of Pharaoh, and those before them. They denied the signs of their Lord, so We annihilated them for their wrongs, and We drowned the people of Pharaoh—they were all evildoers.
Transliteration
Kadabi ali firAAawna waallatheena min qablihim kaththaboo biayati rabbihim faahlaknahum bithunoobihim waaghraqna ala firAAawna wakullun kanoo thalimeena
Wahihuddin Khan
Like Pharaoh's people and those who went before them, they denied their Lord's signs: We destroyed them for their sins, and We drowned Pharaoh's people -- they were all evil-doers.
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.
8.55
10
Roots
4
Tafsirs
Arabic
إِنَّ شَرَّ ٱلدَّوَآبِّ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ فَهُمْ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ
Ahmad Ali
Verily the worst of creatures in the sight of God are those who deny (the truth), and will not believe.
Ali Qarai
Indeed the worst of beasts in Allah’s sight are those who are faithless; so they will not have faith.
Amhad Khan
Indeed the worst beasts in the sight of Allah are the people who disbelieve and do not accept faith.
Arberry
Surely the worst of beasts in God's sight are the unbelievers, who will not believe,
Corpus
Indeed, (the) worst (of) the living creatures near Allah (are) those who disbelieve, and they (will) not believe.
Daryabadi
Verily the vilest of moving creatures with Allah are those who disbelieve-wherefore they shall not believe-
Hilali & Khan
Verily, The worst of moving (living) creatures before Allah are those who disbelieve, - so they shall not believe.
Maududi
Surely the worst moving creatures in the sight of Allah are those who definitively denied the truth and are therefore in no way prepared to accept it;
Muhammad Sarwar
The most wicked creatures in the sight of God are the unbelievers who never have faith,
Muhammad Shakir
Surely the vilest of animals in Allah's sight are those who disbelieve, then they would not believe.
Pickthall
Lo! the worst of beasts in Allah's sight are the ungrateful who will not believe.
Qaribullah
Indeed, the basest creatures before Allah are the unbelievers for they will not believe;
Sahih Intl
Indeed, the worst of living creatures in the sight of Allah are those who have disbelieved, and they will not [ever] believe -
Talal Itani
The worst of creatures in God's view are those who disbelieve. They have no faith.
Transliteration
Inna sharra alddawabbi AAinda Allahi allatheena kafaroo fahum la yuminoona
Wahihuddin Khan
The worst creatures in the sight of God are those who reject Him and will not believe;
Yusuf Ali
For the worst of beasts in the sight of Allah are those who reject Him: They will not believe.
8.56
12
Roots
4
Tafsirs
Arabic
ٱلَّذِينَ عَٰهَدتَّ مِنْهُمْ ثُمَّ يَنقُضُونَ عَهْدَهُمْ فِى كُلِّ مَرَّةٍ وَهُمْ لَا يَتَّقُونَ
Ahmad Ali
As for those with whom you have made a treaty and who abrogate it every time, and do not fear God,
Ali Qarai
—Those with whom you made a treaty, and who violated their treaty every time, and who are not Godwary.
Amhad Khan
Those with whom you made a treaty, then they break their agreement each time and do not fear.
Arberry
those of them with whom thou hast made compact then they break their compact every time, not being godfearing.
Corpus
Those who - you made a covenant with them then they break their covenant [in] every time, and they (do) not fear (Allah).
Daryabadi
They with whom thou covenantedest, then they break their covenant every time, and they fear not.
Hilali & Khan
They are those with whom you made a covenant, but they break their covenant every time and they do not fear Allah.
Maududi
(especially) those with whom you entered into a covenant and then they broke their covenant time after time, and who do not fear Allah.
Muhammad Sarwar
who make promises but break them every time, and who have no piety.
Muhammad Shakir
Those with whom you make an agreement, then they break their agreement every time and they do not guard (against punishment).
Pickthall
Those of them with whom thou madest a treaty, and then at every opportunity they break their treaty, and they keep not duty (to Allah).
Qaribullah
those with whom you have made a treaty, then break their treaty with you every time; having no fear (of Allah),
Sahih Intl
The ones with whom you made a treaty but then they break their pledge every time, and they do not fear Allah.
Talal Itani
Those of them with whom you made a treaty, but they violate their agreement every time. They are not righteous.
Transliteration
Allatheena AAahadta minhum thumma yanqudoona AAahdahum fee kulli marratin wahum la yattaqoona
Wahihuddin Khan
those with whom you have made a covenant, and who break their covenant on every occasion and have no fear [of God].
Yusuf Ali
They are those with whom thou didst make a covenant, but they break their covenant every time, and they have not the fear (of Allah).
8.57
10
Roots
4
Tafsirs
Arabic
فَإِمَّا تَثْقَفَنَّهُمْ فِى ٱلْحَرْبِ فَشَرِّدْ بِهِم مَّنْ خَلْفَهُمْ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَذَّكَّرُونَ
Ahmad Ali
If you meet them in battle, inflict on them such a defeat as would be a lesson for those who come after them, and that they may be warned.
Ali Qarai
So if you confront them in battle, treat them [in such a wise] as to disperse those who are behind them, so that they may take admonition.
Amhad Khan
So if you find them in battle, kill them in a manner which makes those behind them scamper back, in the hope that they may learn a lesson.
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.
Corpus
So if you gain dominance over them in the war, disperse by them (those) who (are) behind them, so that they may take heed.
Daryabadi
Wherefore if thou over-takest them in war, disperse thou through them those behind them, that haply they may be admonished.
Hilali & Khan
So 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.
Maududi
So if you meet them in war, make of them a fearsome example for those who follow them that they may he admonished.
Muhammad Sarwar
When 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.
Muhammad Shakir
Therefore 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.
Pickthall
If 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.
Qaribullah
if you meet them in battle, cause their example to scatter those behind them so that they remember.
Sahih Intl
So if you, [O Muhammad], gain dominance over them in war, disperse by [means of] them those behind them that perhaps they will be reminded.
Talal Itani
If you confront them in battle, make of them a fearsome example for those who follow them, that they may take heed.
Transliteration
Faimma tathqafannahum fee alharbi fasharrid bihim man khalfahum laAAallahum yaththakkaroona
Wahihuddin Khan
Should you encounter them in war, then deal with them in such a manner that those that follow them should abandon their designs and may take warning.
Yusuf Ali
If ye gain the mastery over them in war, disperse, with them, those who follow them, that they may remember.
8.58
14
Roots
4
Tafsirs
Arabic
وَإِمَّا تَخَافَنَّ مِن قَوْمٍ خِيَانَةً فَٱنۢبِذْ إِلَيْهِمْ عَلَىٰ سَوَآءٍ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ ٱلْخَآئِنِينَ
Ahmad Ali
If you apprehend treachery from a people (with whom you have a treaty), retaliate by breaking off (relations) with them, for God does not like those who are treacherous.
Ali Qarai
And if you fear treachery from a people, break off [the treaty] with them in a like manner. Indeed Allah does not like the treacherous.
Amhad Khan
And if you apprehend treachery from a nation, then throw back their treaty towards them in reciprocity; indeed Allah does not like 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.
Corpus
And if you fear from a people betrayal throw back to them on equal (terms). Indeed, Allah (does) not love the traitors.
Daryabadi
And shouldst thou fear treachery from any people cast back then unto them their covenant to be equal. Verily Allah approveth not the treacherous.
Hilali & Khan
If 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.
Maududi
And if you fear treachery from any people (with whom you have a covenant) then publicly throw their covenant at them. Allah does not love the treacherous.
Muhammad Sarwar
If 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.
Muhammad Shakir
And 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.
Pickthall
And if thou fearest treachery from any folk, then throw back to them (their treaty) fairly. Lo! Allah loveth not the treacherous.
Qaribullah
If you fear treachery from any of your allies, you can dissolve with them equally. Allah does not love the treacherous.
Sahih Intl
If 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.
Talal Itani
If you fear treachery on the part of a people, break off with them in a like manner. God does not like the treacherous.
Transliteration
Waimma takhafanna min qawmin khiyanatan fainbith ilayhim AAala sawain inna Allaha la yuhibbu alkhaineena
Wahihuddin Khan
And if you learn of treachery on the part of any people, throw their treaty back at them, so as to be on equal terms, for God does not love the treacherous.
Yusuf Ali
If 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.