Surah Al-Imran Ayat 12 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 12
Say to those who disbelieve, “You will be overcome and gathered together to Hell, and wretched is the resting place.”
Say to those who reject Faith: “Soon will ye be vanquished and gathered together to Hell,-an evil bed indeed (to lie on)!
Tell those who disbelieved: ‘You shall soon be overpowered and mustered to Hell – and that is an evil resting place!’
Say (O Muhammad SAW) to those who disbelieve: “You will be defeated and gathered together to Hell, and worst indeed is that place to rest.”
Say (O Muhammad) unto those who disbelieve: Ye shall be overcome and gathered unto Hell, an evil resting-place.
Say to the ones who have disbelieved, “You will be overcome and mustered to Hell, and miserable is the resting place!”
[Prophet], say to the disbelievers, ‘You will be defeated and driven together into Hell, a foul resting place.
کافروں سے کہہ دیجئے! کہ تم عنقریب مغلوب کئے جاؤ گے اور جہنم کی طرف جمع کئے جاؤ گے اور وه برا ٹھکانا ہے
Quran 3 Verse 12 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Imran ayat 12, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(3:12) Tell those who disbelieved: ‘You shall soon be overpowered and mustered to Hell – and that is an evil resting place!’
8. For explanation see (Surah Al-Baqarah, ayat 161) note 161 above.
12. Say to those who disbelieve: “You will be defeated and gathered together to Hell, and worst indeed is that place of rest.” 13. There has already been a sign for you in the two armies that met. One was fighting in the cause of Allah, and as for the other, in disbelief. They saw them with their own eyes twice their number. And Allah supports with His aid whom He wills. Verily, in this is a lesson for those who understand.
Allah commanded the Prophet Muhammad to proclaim to the disbelievers,
(You will be defeated) in this life,
(And gathered together) on the Day of Resurrection,
(to Hell, and worst indeed is that place of rest)
Muhammad bin Ishaq bin Yasar recorded that `Asim bin `Umar bin Qatadah said that when the Messenger of Allah gained victory in the battle of Badr and went back to Al-Madinah, he gathered the Jews in the marketplace of Bani Qaynuqa`.
Therefore, Allah said,
(There has already been a sign for you) meaning, O Jews, who said what you said! You have an Ayah, meaning proof, that Allah will make His religion prevail, award victory to His Messenger, make His Word apparent and His religion the highest.
(In the two armies) meaning, two camps,
(that met) in combat (in Badr),
(One was fighting in the Cause of Allah) the Muslims,
(And as for the other, in disbelief) meaning, the idolators of Quraysh at Badr. Allah’s statement,
(They saw them with their own eyes twice their number) means, the idolators thought that the Muslims were twice as many as they were, for Allah made this illusion a factor in the victory that Islam had over them.
It was said that the meaning of Allah’s statement,
(They saw them with their own eyes twice their number) is that the Muslims saw twice as many idolators as they were, yet Allah gave them victory over the disbelievers. `Abdullah bin Mas`ud said, “When we looked at the disbelievers’ forces, we found that they were twice as many as we were. When we looked at them again, we thought they did not have one man more than we had. So Allah’s statement,
(And (remember) when you met, He showed them to you as few in your eyes and He made you appear as few in their eyes.) ﴿8:44﴾”.
When the two camps saw each other, the Muslims thought that the idolators were twice as many as they were, so that they would trust in Allah and seek His help. The idolators thought that the believers were twice as many as they were, so that they would feel fear, horror, fright and despair. When the two camps stood in lines and met in battle, Allah made each camp look smaller in the eyes of the other camp, so that they would be encouraged to fight each other,
(so that Allah might accomplish a matter already ordained.) ﴿8:42﴾ meaning, so that the truth and falsehood are distinguishable, and thus the word of faith prevails over disbelief and deviation, so that the believers prevail and the disbelievers are humiliated. In a similar statement, Allah said;
(And Allah has already made you victorious at Badr, when you were a weak little force) ﴿3:123﴾. In this Ayah ﴿3:13﴾ Allah said,
(And Allah supports with His victory whom He wills. Verily, in this is a lesson for those who understand.) meaning, this should be an example for those who have intelligence and sound comprehension. They should contemplate about Allah’s wisdom, decisions and decree, that He gives victory to His believing servants in this life and on the Day the witnesses stand up to testify.
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