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Surah Ahzab Ayat 12 in Arabic Text

وَإِذْ يَقُولُ ٱلْمُنَـٰفِقُونَ وَٱلَّذِينَ فِى قُلُوبِهِم مَّرَضٌۭ مَّا وَعَدَنَا ٱللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُۥٓ إِلَّا غُرُورًۭا
Wa iz yaqoolul munaafiqoona wallazeena fee quloobihim maradum maa wa’adanal laahu wa Rasooluhooo illaa ghurooraa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 12

Sahih International
And [remember] when the hypocrites and those in whose hearts is disease said, “Allah and His Messenger did not promise us except delusion,”

Yusuf Ali
And behold! The Hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease (even) say: “Allah and His Messenger promised us nothing but delusion!”

Abul Ala Maududi
And call to mind when the hypocrites and all those with diseased hearts said: “All that Allah and His Messenger had promised us was nothing but deceit.”

Muhsin Khan
And when the hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease (of doubts) said: “Allah and His Messenger (SAW) promised us nothing but delusions!”

Pickthall
And when the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, were saying: Allah and His messenger promised us naught but delusion.

Dr. Ghali
And as the hypocrites and the ones in whose hearts is sickness said, “In no way did Allah and His Messenger promise us anything except delusion.”

Abdel Haleem
the hypocrites and the sick at heart said, ‘God and His Messenger promised us nothing but delusions!’

Quran 33 Verse 12 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ahzab ayat 12, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(33:12) And call to mind when the hypocrites and all those with diseased hearts said: “All that Allah and His Messenger had promised us[22] was nothing but deceit.”


22. That is, “Promises to the effect that the believers will get Allah’s support and succor and will be helped to attain victory in the end.”

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ahzab verse 12 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Ahzab ayat 11 which provides the complete commentary from verse 11 through 13.

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