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Surah Al-Anfal Ayat 40 in Arabic Text

وَإِن تَوَلَّوْا۟ فَٱعْلَمُوٓا۟ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ مَوْلَىٰكُمْ ۚ نِعْمَ ٱلْمَوْلَىٰ وَنِعْمَ ٱلنَّصِيرُ
Wa in tawallaw fa’lamooo annal laaha mawlaakum; ni’mal mawlaa wa ni’man naseer (End Juz 9)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 40

Sahih International
But if they turn away – then know that Allah is your protector. Excellent is the protector, and Excellent is the helper.

Yusuf Ali
If they refuse, be sure that Allah is your Protector – the best to protect and the best to help.

Abul Ala Maududi
But if they turn away, then know well that Allah is your Protector – an excellent Protector and an excellent Helper.

Muhsin Khan
And if they turn away, then know that Allah is your Maula (Patron, Lord, Protector and Supporter, etc.), (what) an Excellent Maula, and (what) an Excellent Helper!

Pickthall
And if they turn away, then know that Allah is your Befriender – a Transcendent Patron, a Transcendent Helper!

Dr. Ghali
And in case they turn away, then know that Allah is your Supreme Patronizer, The Excellent Supreme Patronizer, and The Excellent Supreme Vindicator!

Abdel Haleem
but if they pay no heed, be sure that God is your protector, the best protector and the best helper.

Quran 8 Verse 40 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Anfal ayat 40, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(8:40) But if they turn away, then know well that Allah is your Protector – an excellent Protector and an excellent Helper.


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Anfal verse 40 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anfal ayat 38 which provides the complete commentary from verse 38 through 40.

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