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Surah Taubah Ayat 50 in Arabic Text

إِن تُصِبْكَ حَسَنَةٌۭ تَسُؤْهُمْ ۖ وَإِن تُصِبْكَ مُصِيبَةٌۭ يَقُولُوا۟ قَدْ أَخَذْنَآ أَمْرَنَا مِن قَبْلُ وَيَتَوَلَّوا۟ وَّهُمْ فَرِحُونَ
in tusibka hasanatun tasu’hum; wa in tusibka museebatuny yaqooloo qad akhaznaaa amranaa min qablu wa yatawallaw wa hum farihoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 50

Sahih International
If good befalls you, it distresses them; but if disaster strikes you, they say, “We took our matter [in hand] before,” and turn away while they are rejoicing.

Yusuf Ali
If good befalls thee, it grieves them; but if a misfortune befalls thee, they say, “We took indeed our precautions beforehand,” and they turn away rejoicing.

Abul Ala Maududi
If good fortune befalls you, it vexes them; and if an affliction befalls you, they turn away in jubilation and say: “We have taken due care of our affairs in good time.”

Muhsin Khan
If good befalls you (O Muhammad SAW), it grieves them, but if a calamity overtakes you, they say: “We took our precaution beforehand,” and they turn away rejoicing.

Pickthall
If good befalleth thee (O Muhammad) it afflicteth them, and if calamity befalleth thee, they say: We took precaution, and they turn away well pleased.

Dr. Ghali
In case a fair (reward) alights (Literally: afflicts) on you, (i.e., the prophet) it vexes them; and in case an affliction afflicts you, they say, “We took our command (in hand) earlier, ” and turn away, and they (feel) exultant.

Abdel Haleem
If you [Prophet] have good fortune, it will grieve them, but if misfortune comes your way, they will say to themselves, ‘We took precautions for this,’ and go away rejoicing.

Quran 9 Verse 50 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Taubah ayat 50, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(9:50) If good fortune befalls you, it vexes them; and if an affliction befalls you, they turn away in jubilation and say: “We have taken due care of our affairs in good time.”


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

Ibn-Kathir

50. If good befalls you, it grieves them, but if a calamity overtakes you, they say: “We took our precaution beforehand,” and they turn away rejoicing. 51. Say: “Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allah has ordained for us. He is our Mawla (protector).” And in Allah let the believers put their trust.


Allah emphasizes the enmity that the hypocrites have for the Prophet

If a blessing, such as victory and triumph over the enemies, is given to the Prophet , thus pleasing him and his Companions, it grieves the hypocrites,

﴿وَإِن تُصِبْكَ مُصِيبَةٌ يَقُولُواْ قَدْ أَخَذْنَا أَمْرَنَا مِن قَبْلُ﴾

(but if a calamity overtakes you, they say: “We took our precaution beforehand,”), they say, we took precautions when we did not join him,

﴿وَيَتَوَلَّواْ وَّهُمْ فَرِحُونَ﴾

(and they turn away rejoicing.) Allah directed His Prophet to reply to the perfect enmity they have towards him,

﴿قُلْ﴾

(Say), to them,

﴿لَّن يُصِيبَنَآ إِلاَّ مَا كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَنَا﴾

(Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allah has ordained for us.) for we are under His control and decree,

﴿هُوَ مَوْلَـنَا﴾

(He is our Mawla.), Master and protector,

﴿وَعَلَى اللَّهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ﴾

(And in Allah let the believers put their trust) ﴿9:51﴾, and we trust in Him. Verily, He is sufficient for us and what an excellent guardian.

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