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Surah Al-Anfal Ayat 13 in Arabic Text

ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ شَآقُّوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُۥ ۚ وَمَن يُشَاقِقِ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُۥ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ شَدِيدُ ٱلْعِقَابِ
Zaalika bi annahum shaaaqqul laaha wa Rasoolah; wa mai yushaqiqil laaha wa Rasoolahoo fa innal laaha shadeedul ‘iqaab

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 13

Sahih International
That is because they opposed Allah and His Messenger. And whoever opposes Allah and His Messenger – indeed, Allah is severe in penalty.

Yusuf Ali
This because they contended against Allah and His Messenger: If any contend against Allah and His Messenger, Allah is strict in punishment.

Abul Ala Maududi
This is because they defied Allah and His Messenger. Whoever defies Allah and His Messenger must know that Allah is severe in punishment.

Muhsin Khan
This is because they defied and disobeyed Allah and His Messenger. And whoever defies and disobeys Allah and His Messenger, then verily, Allah is Severe in punishment.

Pickthall
That is because they opposed Allah and His messenger. Whoso opposeth Allah and His messenger, (for him) lo! Allah is severe in punishment.

Dr. Ghali
That (is) for that they opposed Allah and His Messenger; and whoever opposes Allah and His Messenger; then surely Allah is strict in punishment.

Abdel Haleem
That was because they opposed God and His Messenger, and if anyone opposes God and His Messenger, God punishes them severely-

Quran 8 Verse 13 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Anfal ayat 13, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(8:13) This is because they defied Allah and His Messenger. Whoever defies Allah and His Messenger must know that Allah is severe in punishment.[11]


11. In recounting the events of the Battle of Badr, the Qur’an aims to explain the significance of the word al-anfal (spoils of war). In the opening verse of the surah the Muslims were told that they should not deem the spoils to be a reward for their toil. Rather, the spoils should constitute a special reward granted to the Muslims by God, to Whom the spoils rightfully belong. The events recounted here support this. The Muslims could reflect on the course of events and see for themselves to what extent the victory they had achieved was due to God’s favour, and to what extent it was due to their own efforts.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Anfal verse 13 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anfal ayat 11 which provides the complete commentary from verse 11 through 14.

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