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Surah Al-Anfal Ayat 68 in Arabic Text

لَّوْلَا كِتَـٰبٌۭ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ سَبَقَ لَمَسَّكُمْ فِيمَآ أَخَذْتُمْ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌۭ
Law laa Kitaabum minal laahi sabaqa lamassakum fee maaa akhaztum ‘azaabun ‘azeem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 68

Sahih International
If not for a decree from Allah that preceded, you would have been touched for what you took by a great punishment.

Yusuf Ali
Had it not been for a previous ordainment from Allah, a severe penalty would have reached you for the (ransom) that ye took.

Abul Ala Maududi
Had there not been a previous decree from Allah, a stern punishment would have afflicted you for what you have taken.

Muhsin Khan
Were it not a previous ordainment from Allah, a severe torment would have touched you for what you took.

Pickthall
Had it not been for an ordinance of Allah which had gone before, an awful doom had come upon you on account of what ye took.

Dr. Ghali
Had it not been for a prescription (Literally: a Book) that has gone before from Allah, a tremendous torment for what you have taken would indeed have touched you.

Abdel Haleem
and had it not been preordained by God, a severe punishment would have come upon you for what you have taken.

Quran 8 Verse 68 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Anfal ayat 68, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(8:68) Had there not been a previous decree from Allah, a stern punishment would have afflicted you for what you have taken.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Anfal verse 68 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anfal ayat 67 which provides the complete commentary from verse 67 through 69.

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