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Surah Al-Anfal Ayat 71 in Arabic Text

وَإِن يُرِيدُوا۟ خِيَانَتَكَ فَقَدْ خَانُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ مِن قَبْلُ فَأَمْكَنَ مِنْهُمْ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ
Wa iny-yureedoo khiyaa nataka faqad khaanullaaha min qablu fa amkana minhum; wallaahu ‘Aleemun Hakeem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 71

Sahih International
But if they intend to betray you – then they have already betrayed Allah before, and He empowered [you] over them. And Allah is Knowing and Wise.

Yusuf Ali
But if they have treacherous designs against thee, (O Messenger!), they have already been in treason against Allah, and so hath He given (thee) power over them. And Allah so He Who hath (full) knowledge and wisdom.

Abul Ala Maududi
But if they seek to betray you, know that they had already betrayed Allah. Therefore He made you prevail over them. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.

Muhsin Khan
But if they intend to betray you (O Muhammad SAW), they have already betrayed Allah before. So He gave (you) power over them. And Allah is All-Knower, All-Wise.

Pickthall
And if they would betray thee, they betrayed Allah before, and He gave (thee) power over them. Allah is Knower, Wise.

Dr. Ghali
And in case they would (think) of treachery against you, then they have already betrayed Allah earlier (Literally: even before) yet He has established (your) mastery over them; and Allah is Ever-Knowing, Ever-Wise.

Abdel Haleem
But if they mean to betray you, they have betrayed God before, and He has given you mastery over them: He is all knowing, all wise.

Quran 8 Verse 71 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Anfal ayat 71, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(8:71) But if they seek to betray you, know that they had already betrayed Allah. Therefore He made you prevail over them. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Anfal verse 71 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anfal ayat 70 which provides the complete commentary from verse 70 through 71.

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