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Surah Al-Imran Ayat 175 in Arabic Text

إِنَّمَا ذَٰلِكُمُ ٱلشَّيْطَـٰنُ يُخَوِّفُ أَوْلِيَآءَهُۥ فَلَا تَخَافُوهُمْ وَخَافُونِ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ
Innamaa zaalikumush Shaitaanu yukhawwifu awliyaaa’ahoo falaa takhaafoohum wa khaafooni in kuntum mu’mineen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 175

Sahih International
That is only Satan who frightens [you] of his supporters. So fear them not, but fear Me, if you are [indeed] believers.

Yusuf Ali
It is only the Evil One that suggests to you the fear of his votaries: Be ye not afraid of them, but fear Me, if ye have Faith.

Abul Ala Maududi
It was Satan who suggested to you the fear of his allies. Do not fear them; fear Me, if you truly believe.

Muhsin Khan
It is only Shaitan (Satan) that suggests to you the fear of his Auliya’ [supporters and friends (polytheists, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger, Muhammad SAW)], so fear them not, but fear Me, if you are (true) believers.

Pickthall
It is only the devil who would make (men) fear his partisans. Fear them not; fear Me, if ye are true believers.

Dr. Ghali
Surely that is only Ash-Shaytan (The all-vicious; i.e., the devil) frightening his patronized ones, so do not fear them and fear Me in case you are believers.

Abdel Haleem
It is Satan who urges you to fear his followers; do not fear them, but fear Me, if you are true believers.

Quran 3 Verse 175 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Imran ayat 175, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(3:175) It was Satan who suggested to you the fear of his allies. Do not fear them; fear Me, if you truly believe.[124]


124. While returning from the Battle of Uhud, Abu Sufyan challenged the Muslims to another encounter at Badr the following year. But when the appointed time arrived, Abu Sufyan’s courage failed him on account of the famine prevailing in Makka that year. As a face-saving device he arranged to send an agent to Madina who spread the rumour that tremendous war preparations were afoot among the Quraysh, and that they were trying to muster a huge army which would be so powerful that no other power in the whole of Arabia would resist it. The purpose of this rumour was to overawe the Muslims and discourage them from advancing towards Makka, so that when the confrontation did not take place it would be blamed on the timidity of the Muslims. The effect of this measure was such that when the Prophet (peace be on him) urged the Muslims to accompany him to Badr the initial response was not encouraging. Finally, the Prophet publicly announced that if no one would accompany him, he would go alone. In response, fifteen hundred devotees expressed their willingness and accompanied him to Badr. Abu Sufyan set out with two thousand men but after travelling for two days he told his men that it seemed unwise to fight and that they would return the following year for the proposed encounter. Thus he and his men retreated. The Prophet and his Companions stayed at Badr for eight days awaiting the threatened encounter. Meanwhile, they conducted business with a trade caravan which yielded them considerable profit. Later, when it became known that the unbelievers had gone back to Makka, the Prophet returned to Madina. (See Ibn Hisham, vol. 2, pp. 209 f.; Ibn Ishaq, Life of Muhammad, pp. 447 f. – Ed.)

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Imran verse 175 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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