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Surah Al-Ma’idah Ayat 118 in Arabic Text

إِن تُعَذِّبْهُمْ فَإِنَّهُمْ عِبَادُكَ ۖ وَإِن تَغْفِرْ لَهُمْ فَإِنَّكَ أَنتَ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ
In tu’azzibhum fa innahum ibaaduka wa in taghfir lahum fa innaka Antal ‘Azzezul Hakeem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 118

Sahih International
If You should punish them – indeed they are Your servants; but if You forgive them – indeed it is You who is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

Yusuf Ali
“If Thou dost punish them, they are Thy servant: If Thou dost forgive them, Thou art the Exalted in power, the Wise.”

Abul Ala Maududi
If You chastise them, they are Your servants; and if You forgive them, You are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.”‘

Muhsin Khan
“If You punish them, they are Your slaves, and if You forgive them, verily You, only You are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.”

Pickthall
If Thou punish them, lo! they are Thy slaves, and if Thou forgive them (lo! they are Thy slaves). Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Mighty, the Wise.

Dr. Ghali
In case You torment them, then surely they are Your bondmen; and in case You forgive them, then surely You, Ever You, are The Ever-Mighty, The Ever-Wise.”

Abdel Haleem
and if You punish them, they are Your servants; if You forgive them, You are the Almighty, the Wise.’

Quran 5 Verse 118 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Ma’idah ayat 118, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(5:118) If You chastise them, they are Your servants; and if You forgive them, You are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.”‘


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Maidah verse 118 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Maidah ayat 116 which provides the complete commentary from verse 116 through 118.

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