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Surah Taubah Ayat 98 in Arabic Text

وَمِنَ ٱلْأَعْرَابِ مَن يَتَّخِذُ مَا يُنفِقُ مَغْرَمًۭا وَيَتَرَبَّصُ بِكُمُ ٱلدَّوَآئِرَ ۚ عَلَيْهِمْ دَآئِرَةُ ٱلسَّوْءِ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌۭ
Wa minal A’raabi mai yattakhizu maa yunfiqu maghramanw wa yatarabbasu bikumud dawaaa’ir; alaihim daaa’iratus saw’; wallaahu Samee’un ‘Aleem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 98

Sahih International
And among the bedouins are some who consider what they spend as a loss and await for you turns of misfortune. Upon them will be a misfortune of evil. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing.

Yusuf Ali
Some of the desert Arabs look upon their payments as a fine, and watch for disasters for you: on them be the disaster of evil: for Allah is He That heareth and knoweth (all things).

Abul Ala Maududi
And among the bedouin Arabs there are such as regard whatever they spend (in the Way of Allah) as a fine and wait for some misfortune to befall you. May ill fortune befall them! Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.

Muhsin Khan
And of the bedouins there are some who look upon what they spend (in Allah’s Cause) as a fine and watch for calamities for you, on them be the calamity of evil. And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.

Pickthall
And of the wandering Arabs there is he who taketh that which he expendeth (for the cause of Allah) as a loss, and awaiteth (evil) turns of fortune for you (that he may be rid of it). The evil turn of fortune will be theirs. Allah is Hearer, Knower.

Dr. Ghali
And of the Arabs (of the desert) are the ones who take to themselves what they expend for a fine and await the turns of (bad) fortune against you. The (most) woeful turn will be for them; and Allah is Ever-Hearing, Ever-Knowing.

Abdel Haleem
Some of the desert Arabs consider what they give to be an imposition; they are waiting for fortune to turn against you, but fortune will turn against them. God is all hearing and all knowing.

Quran 9 Verse 98 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Taubah ayat 98, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(9:98) And among the bedouin Arabs there are such as regard whatever they spend (in the Way of Allah) as a fine[96] and wait for some misfortune to befall you. May ill fortune befall them! Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.


96. This means that they regarded the payment of Zakat dues as a fine and the expenditure on hospitality, an Islamic duty, a penalty. Likewise, if they had to make any contributions towards Jihad, they did so to show that they were loyal to the Islamic state and not because they wanted to please Allah by giving sincere monetary help for His cause.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Taubah verse 98 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Taubah ayat 97 which provides the complete commentary from verse 97 through 99.

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