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Verse (33:14) - English Translation


Welcome to the Quranic Arabic Corpus, an annotated linguistic resource for the Holy Quran. This page shows seven parallel translations in English for the fourteenth verse of chapter 33 (sūrat l-aḥzāb). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (33) sūrat l-aḥzāb (The Combined Forces)

Sahih International: And if they had been entered upon from all its [surrounding] regions and fitnah had been demanded of them, they would have done it and not hesitated over it except briefly.

Pickthall: If the enemy had entered from all sides and they had been exhorted to treachery, they would have committed it, and would have hesitated thereupon but little.

Yusuf Ali: And if an entry had been effected to them from the sides of the (city), and they had been incited to sedition, they would certainly have brought it to pass, with none but a brief delay!

Shakir: And if an entry were made upon them from the outlying parts of it, then they were asked to wage war, they would certainly have done it, and they would not have stayed in it but a little while.

Muhammad Sarwar: Had the army of the enemies invaded their homes and asked them to give-up their religion, they would have yielded to them without delay.

Mohsin Khan: And if the enemy had entered from all sides (of the city), and they had been exhorted to Al­Fitnah (i.e. to renegade from Islam to polytheism) they would surely have committed it and would have hesitated thereupon but little.

Arberry: And if entrance had been forced against them from those quarters, and then they had been asked to apostatise, they would have done so, and but tarried about it briefly.

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