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Surah Al-Anfal Ayat 37 in Arabic Text

لِيَمِيزَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْخَبِيثَ مِنَ ٱلطَّيِّبِ وَيَجْعَلَ ٱلْخَبِيثَ بَعْضَهُۥ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍۢ فَيَرْكُمَهُۥ جَمِيعًۭا فَيَجْعَلَهُۥ فِى جَهَنَّمَ ۚ أُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْخَـٰسِرُونَ
Liyameezal laahul khabeesa minat taiyibi wa yaj’alal khabeesa ba’dahoo ‘ala ba’din fayarkumahoo jamee’an fayaj’alahoo fee Jahannnam; ulaaa’ika humul khaasiroon (section 4)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 37

Sahih International
[This is] so that Allah may distinguish the wicked from the good and place the wicked some of them upon others and heap them all together and put them into Hell. It is those who are the losers.

Yusuf Ali
In order that Allah may separate the impure from the pure, put the impure, one on another, heap them together, and cast them into Hell. They will be the ones to have lost.

Abul Ala Maududi
so that Allah may separate the bad from the good, and join together all those who are bad into a pile one upon another, and cast them into Hell. They, it is they who are the losers.

Muhsin Khan
In order that Allah may distinguish the wicked (disbelievers, polytheists and doers of evil deeds) from the good (believers of Islamic Monotheism and doers of righteous deeds), and put the wicked (disbelievers, polytheists and doers of evil deeds) one on another, heap them together and cast them into Hell. Those! it is they who are the losers.

Pickthall
That Allah may separate the wicked from the good, The wicked will He place piece upon piece, and heap them all together, and consign them unto hell. Such verily are the losers.

Dr. Ghali
That Allah may discriminate the wicked from the good, and set up the wicked one upon another; (Literally: make some of them upon some “others”) (and) so accumulate them up altogether, and then set them up in Hell; those are they (who are) the losers.

Abdel Haleem
God will separate the bad from the good, place the bad on top of one another- heaping them all up together- and put them in Hell. They will be the losers.

Quran 8 Verse 37 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Anfal ayat 37, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(8:37) so that Allah may separate the bad from the good, and join together all those who are bad into a pile one upon another, and cast them into Hell. They, it is they who are the losers.[30]


30. What can be more calamitous than a person’s discovery at the end of the road that all the time, energy, ability and the very quintessence of his life which he has devoted has driven him straight to his utter ruin; that his investments far from yielding any interest or dividend will require from him the payment of a grievous penalty instead.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Anfal verse 37 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anfal ayat 36 which provides the complete commentary from verse 36 through 37.

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