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Surah Al-Imran Ayat 157 in Arabic Text

وَلَئِن قُتِلْتُمْ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ أَوْ مُتُّمْ لَمَغْفِرَةٌۭ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ وَرَحْمَةٌ خَيْرٌۭ مِّمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ
Wa la’in qutiltum fee sabeelil laahi aw muttum lamaghfiratum minal laahi wa rahmatun khairum mimmaa yajma’oon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 157

Sahih International
And if you are killed in the cause of Allah or die – then forgiveness from Allah and mercy are better than whatever they accumulate [in this world].

Yusuf Ali
And if ye are slain, or die, in the way of Allah, forgiveness and mercy from Allah are far better than all they could amass.

Abul Ala Maududi
And were you to be slain or to die in the way of Allah, then surely Allah’s forgiveness and mercy are better than all the goods they amass.

Muhsin Khan
And if you are killed or die in the Way of Allah, forgiveness and mercy from Allah are far better than all that they amass (of worldly wealths, etc.).

Pickthall
And what though ye be slain in Allah’s way or die therein? Surely pardon from Allah and mercy are better than all that they amass.

Dr. Ghali
And indeed in case you are killed in the way of Allah or die, indeed forgiveness from Allah and mercy are more charitable than whatever they (heap) together.

Abdel Haleem
Whether you are killed for God’s cause or die, God’s forgiveness and mercy are better than anything people amass.

Quran 3 Verse 157 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Imran ayat 157, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(3:157) And were you to be slain or to die in the way of Allah, then surely Allah’s forgiveness and mercy are better than all the goods they amass.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Imran verse 157 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Imran ayat 156 which provides the complete commentary from verse 156 through 158.

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