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Verse (8:73) - English Translation

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Welcome to the Quranic Arabic Corpus, an annotated linguistic resource for the Holy Quran. This page shows seven parallel translations in English for the 73rd verse of chapter 8 (sūrat l-anfāl). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.

 

Chapter (8) sūrat l-anfāl (The Spoils of War)

Sahih International: And those who disbelieved are allies of one another. If you do not do so, there will be fitnah on earth and great corruption.

Pickthall: And those who disbelieve are protectors one of another - If ye do not so, there will be confusion in the land, and great corruption.

Yusuf Ali: The Unbelievers are protectors, one of another: Unless ye do this, (protect each other), there would be tumult and oppression on earth, and great mischief.

Shakir: And (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.

Muhammad Sarwar: The 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.

Mohsin Khan: And 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 Allah's 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).

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.

See Also

Language Research Group
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