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Surah Al-Imran Ayat 173 in Arabic Text

ٱلَّذِينَ قَالَ لَهُمُ ٱلنَّاسُ إِنَّ ٱلنَّاسَ قَدْ جَمَعُوا۟ لَكُمْ فَٱخْشَوْهُمْ فَزَادَهُمْ إِيمَـٰنًۭا وَقَالُوا۟ حَسْبُنَا ٱللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ ٱلْوَكِيلُ
Allazeena qaala lahumun naasu innan naasa qad jama’oo lakum fakhshawhum fazaadahum emaananw wa qaaloo hasbunal laahu wa ni’malwakeel

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 173

Sahih International
Those to whom hypocrites said, “Indeed, the people have gathered against you, so fear them.” But it [merely] increased them in faith, and they said, “Sufficient for us is Allah, and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs.”

Yusuf Ali
Men said to them: “A great army is gathering against you”: And frightened them: But it (only) increased their Faith: They said: “For us Allah sufficeth, and He is the best disposer of affairs.”

Abul Ala Maududi
When people said to them: ‘Behold, a host has gathered around you and you should fear them’, it only increased their faith and they answered: ‘Allah is Sufficient for us; and what an excellent Guardian He is!’

Muhsin Khan
Those (i.e. believers) unto whom the people (hypocrites) said, “Verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them.” But it (only) increased them in Faith, and they said: “Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us).”

Pickthall
Those unto whom men said: Lo! the people have gathered against you, therefor fear them. (The threat of danger) but increased the faith of them and they cried: Allah is Sufficient for us! Most Excellent is He in Whom we trust!

Dr. Ghali
The ones to whom the multitude (Literally: mankind) said, “Surely the multitude have alreadygathered against you, so be apprehensive of them.” Yet, it increased them in belief, and they said, ” Allah is The Reckoner enough for us, and how excellent is The Ever-Trusted Trustee!”

Abdel Haleem
Those whose faith only increased when people said, ‘Fear your enemy: they have amassed a great army against you,’ and who replied, ‘God is enough for us: He is the best protector,’

Quran 3 Verse 173 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Imran ayat 173, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(3:173) When people said to them: ‘Behold, a host has gathered around you and you should fear them’, it only increased their faith and they answered: Allah is Sufficient for us; and what an excellent Guardian He is!’


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Imran verse 173 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Imran ayat 169 which provides the complete commentary from verse 169 through 175.

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