Surah Al-Anfal Ayat 62 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 62
But if they intend to deceive you – then sufficient for you is Allah. It is He who supported you with His help and with the believers
Should they intend to deceive thee,- verily Allah sufficeth thee: He it is That hath strengthened thee with His aid and with (the company of) the Believers;
And should they seek to deceive you, Allah is sufficient for you. He it is Who strengthened you with His succour and the believers
And if they intend to deceive you, then verily, Allah is All-Sufficient for you. He it is Who has supported you with His Help and with the believers.
And if they would deceive thee, then lo! Allah is Sufficient for thee. He it is Who supporteth thee with His help and with the believers,
And in case they would (like) to deceive you, then surely Allah is enough (i.e., enough Reckoner) for you; He is The One Who has aided you with His victory and with the believers,
If they intend to deceive you, God is enough for you: it was He who strengthened you with His help,
Quran 8 Verse 62 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Anfal ayat 62, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(8:62) And should they seek to deceive you, Allah is sufficient for you. He it is Who strengthened you with His succour and the believers
45. In international dealings Muslims should not act with timidity. They should rather have faith in God and should act with courage and bravery. However, as soon as the enemy is inclined to reconciliation, they should welcome the move and should not he reluctant to make peace even if they are unsure whether or not the enemy is sincere about peace, and whether or not he intends to use the settlement as a ruse to Commit later treachery.
Since it is impossible to know the true intention of others, allowance should be made for their words. If the enemy is sincere in his offer of reconcoliation, the Muslims should not continue bloodshed because his sincerity, in their eyes, is suspect. On the contrary, if the enemy is insincere, the Muslims should have courage, thanks to their trust in God, and should go forth for reconciliation. They should stretch out the hand of peace in answer to the enemy’s outstretched hand, for that is an index of their moral superiority. As for the hand of friendship which has been hypocritically stretched out in enemity, Muslims should have the strength to smash that hand to pieces.
The tafsir of Surah Al-Anfal verse 62 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anfal ayat 61 which provides the complete commentary from verse 62 through 63.
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