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Surah Ash-Shura Ayat 39 in Arabic Text

وَٱلَّذِينَ إِذَآ أَصَابَهُمُ ٱلْبَغْىُ هُمْ يَنتَصِرُونَ
Wallazeena izaa asaabahumul baghyu hum yantasiroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 39

Sahih International
And those who, when tyranny strikes them, they defend themselves,

Yusuf Ali
And those who, when an oppressive wrong is inflicted on them, (are not cowed but) help and defend themselves.

Abul Ala Maududi
who, when a wrong is done to them, seek its redress.

Muhsin Khan
And those who, when an oppressive wrong is done to them, they take revenge.

Pickthall
And those who, when great wrong is done to them, defend themselves,

Dr. Ghali
And the ones who, when inequity afflicts them, are they (who) vindicate themselves.

Abdel Haleem
and defend themselves when they are oppressed.

Quran 42 Verse 39 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ash-Shura ayat 39, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(42:39) who, when a wrong is done to them, seek its redress.[63]


63. This also is one of the best characteristics of the believers, they do not fall a prey to the tyrants. Their tender heartedness and forgiving nature is not the result of any weakness. They have not been taught to live humbly and meekly like the hermits and ascetics. Their nobility demands that when they are victors they should forgive the errors of the vanquished. When they possess the power, they should avoid vengefulness and when a weak or subdued person happens to commit a mistake they should overlook it. But when a powerful person, drunk with authority, commits violence against them, they should resist and fight him with all their might. A believer is never cowed by a wicked person nor bows to an arrogant man. For such people he proves to be a hard nut which breaks the teeth of those who try to break it.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Shura verse 39 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Shura ayat 36 which provides the complete commentary from verse 36 through 39.

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