Surah Taubah Ayat 126 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 126
Do they not see that they are tried every year once or twice but then they do not repent nor do they remember?
See they not that they are tried every year once or twice? Yet they turn not in repentance, and they take no heed.
Do they not see that they are tried every year once or twice? Yet they neither repent nor take heed.
See they not that they are tried once or twice every year (with different kinds of calamities, disease, famine, etc.)? Yet, they turn not in repentance, nor do they learn a lesson (from it).
See they not that they are tested once or twice in every year? Still they turn not in repentance, neither pay they heed.
And do they not see that they are tempted every season once or twice? (Yet) they do not repent thereafter nor do they constantly remember.
Can they not see that they are afflicted once or twice a year? Yet they neither repent nor take heed.
اور کیا ان کو نہیں دکھلائی دیتا کہ یہ لوگ ہر سال ایک بار یا دو بار کسی نہ کسی آفت میں پھنستے رہتے ہیں پھر بھی نہ توبہ کرتے اور نہ نصیحت قبول کرتے ہیں
Quran 9 Verse 126 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Taubah ayat 126, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(9:126) Do they not see that they are tried every year once or twice? Yet they neither repent nor take heed.
125. That is, during the course of every year such circumstances are created as put to test once or twice their claim to the faith, and these disclose that their profession of Islam was like a counterfeit coin. For instance, some time their faith is tested by: (a) A commandment of the Quran which lays some new restriction on their lust or by; (b) A demand of the faith that hits hard at their self interests or by; (c) an internal dispute which discloses their preference for worldly interests and for their personal, family and clannish relations to Allah, His Messenger and the faith or by; (d) A war that requires the sacrifice of their lives, wealth, time and energies. All these tests help bring to the open that filth of hypocrisy that lay hidden in their hearts under the garb of the profession of Islam. Besides, these things increase that filth which had already gathered in their hearts because of their deviations from the implications of the faith.
126. See they not that they are put in trial once or twice every year Yet, they turn not in repentance, nor do they learn a lesson (from it). 127. And whenever there comes down a Surah, they look at one another (saying): “Does any one see you” Then they turn away. Allah has turned their hearts because they are a people that understand not.
Allah says, do not these hypocrites see,
(that they are put in trial), being tested,
(once or twice every year Yet, they turn not in repentance, nor do they learn a lesson.) They neither repent from their previous sins nor learn a lesson for the future. Mujahid said that hypocrites are tested with drought and hunger. Allah said;
(And whenever there comes down a Surah, they look at one another (saying): “Does any one see you” Then they turn away. Allah has turned their hearts because they are a people that understand not.) This describes the hypocrites that when a Surah is revealed to the Messenger of Allah ,
(they look at one another), they turn their heads, right and left, saying,
(“Does any one see you” Then they turn away. ..) turning away from, and shunning the truth. This is the description of hypocrites in this life, for they do not remain where the truth is being declared, neither accepting nor understanding it, just as Allah said in other Ayat,
(Then what is wrong with them that they turn away from admonition As if they were wild donkeys. Fleeing from a lion.)﴿74:49-51﴾, and,
(So what is the matter with those who disbelieve that they hasten to hear from you. (Sitting) in groups on the right and on the left.)﴿70:36-37﴾. This Ayah also means, what is the matter with these people who turn away from you to the right and to the left, to escape from truth and revert to falsehood Allah’s statement,
(Then they turn away. Allah has turned their hearts (from Truth)) is similar to,
(So when they turned away, Allah turned their hearts away.) ﴿61:5﴾. Allah said next,
(because they are a people that understand not. ) They neither understand Allah’s Word nor attempt to comprehend it nor want it. Rather, they are too busy, turning away from it. This is why they ended up in this condition.
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