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Surah Al-Imran Ayat 147 in Arabic Text

وَمَا كَانَ قَوْلَهُمْ إِلَّآ أَن قَالُوا۟ رَبَّنَا ٱغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَإِسْرَافَنَا فِىٓ أَمْرِنَا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَٱنصُرْنَا عَلَى ٱلْقَوْمِ ٱلْكَـٰفِرِينَ
Wa maa kaana qawlahum illaa an qaaloo Rabbanagh fir lanaa zunoobanaa wa israafanaa feee amrinaa wa sabbit aqdaamanaa wansurnaa ‘alal qawmil kaafireen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 147

Sahih International
And their words were not but that they said, “Our Lord, forgive us our sins and the excess [committed] in our affairs and plant firmly our feet and give us victory over the disbelieving people.”

Yusuf Ali
All that they said was: “Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and anything We may have done that transgressed our duty: Establish our feet firmly, and help us against those that resist Faith.”

Abul Ala Maududi
And all they said was this: ‘Our Lord! Forgive us our sins, and our excesses, and set our feet firm, and succour us against those who deny the Truth.’

Muhsin Khan
And they said nothing but: “Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and our transgressions (in keeping our duties to You), establish our feet firmly, and give us victory over the disbelieving folk.”

Pickthall
Their cry was only that they said: Our Lord! forgive us for our sins and wasted efforts, make our foothold sure, and give us victory over the disbelieving folk.

Dr. Ghali
And in no way was their saying anything except that they said, “Our Lord, forgive us our guilty (deeds), and our extravagance in our Command, (Your Command to us) and make firm our feet, and vindicate us over the disbelieving people.”

Abdel Haleem
All they said was, ‘Our Lord, forgive us our sins and our excesses. Make our feet firm, and give us help against the disbelievers,’

Quran 3 Verse 147 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Imran ayat 147, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(3:147) And all they said was this: ‘Our Lord! Forgive us our sins, and our excesses, and set our feet firm, and succour us against those who deny the Truth.’


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Imran verse 147 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Imran ayat 144 which provides the complete commentary from verse 144 through 148.

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