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Surah Muhammad Ayat 13 in Arabic Text

وَكَأَيِّن مِّن قَرْيَةٍ هِىَ أَشَدُّ قُوَّةًۭ مِّن قَرْيَتِكَ ٱلَّتِىٓ أَخْرَجَتْكَ أَهْلَكْنَـٰهُمْ فَلَا نَاصِرَ لَهُمْ
Wa ka ayyim min qaryatin hiya ashaddu quwwatam min qaryatikal lateee akhrajatka ahlaknaahum falaa naasira lahum

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 13

Sahih International
And how many a city was stronger than your city [Makkah] which drove you out? We destroyed them; and there was no helper for them.

Yusuf Ali
And how many cities, with more power than thy city which has driven thee out, have We destroyed (for their sins)? and there was none to aid them.

Abul Ala Maududi
(O Prophet), how many are the cities that had greater power than your city that drove you out? We destroyed them and there was none to protect them.

Muhsin Khan
And many a town, stronger than your town (Makkah) (O Muhammad SAW) which has driven you out We have destroyed. And there was none to help them.

And how many a township stronger than thy township (O Muhammad) which hath cast thee out, have We destroyed, and they had no helper!

Dr. Ghali
And (similarly) how many a town that was more valiant in power than your town, which has driven you out, have We caused to perish! So there was no vindicator for them.

Abdel Haleem
We have destroyed many a town stronger than your own [Prophet]- the town which [chose to] expel you- and they had no one to help them.

Quran 47 Verse 13 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Muhammad ayat 13, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(47:13) (O Prophet), how many are the cities that had greater power than your city that drove you out? We destroyed them and there was none to protect them.[18]

18. The Prophet (peace be upon him) was sorely distressed on leaving Makkah. When he was compelled to emigrate, he had stood facing the city outside it and said: O Makkah, you are the most beloved city in the sight of Allah, and I have the greatest love for you out of all the cities of Allah. If the polytheists had not driven me out, I would never have left you. About this it has been said: After driving you out of the city the people of Makkah think that they have achieved a great success, whereas, in fact, they have hastened only their own ruin by this evil act. The style of the verse clearly indicates that it must have been revealed soon after the Hijrah.


The tafsir of Surah Muhammad verse 13 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Muhammad ayat 10 which provides the complete commentary from verse 10 through 13.

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