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Surah Al-Imran Ayat 73 in Arabic Text

وَلَا تُؤْمِنُوٓا۟ إِلَّا لِمَن تَبِعَ دِينَكُمْ قُلْ إِنَّ ٱلْهُدَىٰ هُدَى ٱللَّهِ أَن يُؤْتَىٰٓ أَحَدٌۭ مِّثْلَ مَآ أُوتِيتُمْ أَوْ يُحَآجُّوكُمْ عِندَ رَبِّكُمْ ۗ قُلْ إِنَّ ٱلْفَضْلَ بِيَدِ ٱللَّهِ يُؤْتِيهِ مَن يَشَآءُ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ وَٰسِعٌ عَلِيمٌۭ
Wa laa tu’minooo illaa liman tabi’a deenakum qul innal hudaa hudal laahi ai yu’taaa ahadum misla maaa ooteetum aw yuhaaajjookum ‘inda Rabbikum, qul innal fadla biyadil laah; yu’teehi mai yashaaa’; wallaahu Waasi’un ‘Aleem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 73

Sahih International
And do not trust except those who follow your religion.” Say, “Indeed, the [true] guidance is the guidance of Allah. [Do you fear] lest someone be given [knowledge] like you were given or that they would [thereby] argue with you before your Lord?” Say, “Indeed, [all] bounty is in the hand of Allah – He grants it to whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Wise.”

Yusuf Ali
“And believe no one unless he follows your religion.” Say: “True guidance is the Guidance of Allah: (Fear ye) Lest a revelation be sent to someone (else) Like unto that which was sent unto you? or that those (Receiving such revelation) should engage you in argument before your Lord?” Say: “All bounties are in the hand of Allah: He granteth them to whom He pleaseth: And Allah careth for all, and He knoweth all things.”

Abul Ala Maududi
They also say among themselves: ‘Do not follow anyone except him who follows your faith.’ Say: ‘Surely true guidance is Allah’s. It is His favour that anyone should be given the like of what you have been given in the past, and that others should have been given firm evidence to proffer against you before your Lord.’ Say: ‘Surely bounty is in the Hand of Allah; He gives it to whom He wills. Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.

Muhsin Khan
And believe no one except the one who follows your religion. Say (O Muhammad SAW): “Verily! Right guidance is the Guidance of Allah” and do not believe that anyone can receive like that which you have received (of Revelation) except when he follows your religion, otherwise they would engage you in argument before your Lord. Say (O Muhammad SAW): “All the bounty is in the Hand of Allah; He grants to whom He wills. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, the All-Knower.”

Pickthall
And believe not save in one who followeth your religion – Say (O Muhammad): Lo! the guidance is Allah’s Guidance – that anyone is given the like of that which was given unto you or that they may argue with you in the presence of their Lord. Say (O Muhammad): Lo! the bounty is in Allah’s hand. He bestoweth it on whom He will. Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.

Dr. Ghali
And do not believe anyone except him who has followed your religion.” Say, “Surely the guidance is the guidance of Allah, “- that anyone should be brought the like of what you have been brought, or that they would argue against you in the (Meeting) with your Lord. Say, “Surely Grace is in the Hand of Allah; He brings it to whomever He decides; and Allah is Ever- Embracing, EverKnowing.”

Abdel Haleem
but do not sincerely believe in anyone unless he follows your own religion’- [Prophet], tell them, ‘True guidance is the guidance of God’- [they say], ‘Do not believe that anyone else could be given a revelation similar to what you were given, or that they could use it to argue against you in your Lord’s presence.’ [Prophet], tell them, ‘All grace is in God’s hands: He grants it to whoever He will- He is all embracing, all knowing-

Quran 3 Verse 73 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Imran ayat 73, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(3:73) They also say among themselves: ‘Do not follow anyone except him who follows your faith.’ Say: ‘Surely true guidance is Allah’s. It is His favour that anyone should be given the like of what you have been given in the past, and that others should have been given firm evidence to proffer against you before your Lord.’ Say: ‘Surely bounty is in the Hand of Allah; He gives it to whom He wills. Allah is All-Embracing,[62] All-Knowing.[63]


62. The word wasi’ which is used here occurs in the Qur’an in three contexts. The first context is the narrow-mindedness and mean outlook of certain people, in contrast to which God is not ‘narrow’. The second context is the denunciation of miserliness, meanness and niggardliness, in contrast to which God is Generous and Munificent. The third context is the ascription of finite, limited concepts to God as a result of their limitedimagination, whereas the truth is that God is infinite see (Surah 2, n. 116 above)

63. That is, God knows who deserves to be honoured and exalted.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Imran verse 73 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Imran ayat 69 which provides the complete commentary from verse 69 through 74.

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