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  • Surah Al Baqarah (The Cow) Ayat 246


  • أَلَمْ
  • تَرَ
  • إِلَى
  • ٱلْمَلَإِ
  • مِنۢ
  • بَنِىٓ
  • إِسْرَٰٓءِيلَ
  • مِنۢ
  • بَعْدِ
  • مُوسَىٰٓ
  • إِذْ
  • قَالُوا۟
  • لِنَبِىٍّ
  • لَّهُمُ
  • ٱبْعَثْ
  • لَنَا
  • مَلِكًا
  • نُّقَٰتِلْ
  • فِى
  • سَبِيلِ
  • ٱللَّهِ
  • ۖ
  • قَالَ
  • هَلْ
  • عَسَيْتُمْ
  • إِن
  • كُتِبَ
  • عَلَيْكُمُ
  • ٱلْقِتَالُ
  • أَلَّا
  • تُقَٰتِلُوا۟
  • ۖ
  • قَالُوا۟
  • وَمَا
  • لَنَآ
  • أَلَّا
  • نُقَٰتِلَ
  • فِى
  • سَبِيلِ
  • ٱللَّهِ
  • وَقَدْ
  • أُخْرِجْنَا
  • مِن
  • دِيَٰرِنَا
  • وَأَبْنَآئِنَا
  • ۖ
  • فَلَمَّا
  • كُتِبَ
  • عَلَيْهِمُ
  • ٱلْقِتَالُ
  • تَوَلَّوْا۟
  • إِلَّا
  • قَلِيلًا
  • مِّنْهُمْ
  • ۗ
  • وَٱللَّهُ
  • عَلِيمٌۢ
  • بِٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ
  • Muhammad Habib Shakir: Have you not considered the chiefs of the children of Israel after Musa, when they said to a prophet of theirs: Raise up for us a king, (that) we may fight in the way of Allah. He said: May it not be that you would not fight if fighting is ordained for you? They said: And what reason have we that we should not fight in the way of Allah, and we have indeed been compelled to abandon our homes and our children. But when fighting was ordained for them, they turned back, except a few of them, and Allah knows the unjust.
  • Abdullah Yusuf Ali: Hast thou not Turned thy vision to the Chiefs of the Children of Israel after (the time of) Moses? they said to a prophet (That was) among them: "Appoint for us a king, that we May fight in the cause of Allah." He said: "Is it not possible, if ye were commanded to fight, that that ye will not fight?" They said: "How could we refuse to fight in the cause of Allah, seeing that we were turned out of our homes and our families?" but when they were commanded to fight, they turned back, except a small band among them. But Allah Has full knowledge of those who do wrong.
  • M.Pickthall: Bethink thee of the leaders of the Children of Israel after Moses, how they said unto a prophet whom they had: Set up for us a king and we will fight in Allah´s way. He said: Would ye then refrain from fighting if fighting were prescribed for you? They said: Why should we not fight in Allah´s way when we have been driven from our dwellings with our children? Yet, when fighting was prescribed for them, they turned away, all save a few of them. Allah is aware of evil-doers.
  • Amatul Rahmân Omer: Have you not considered (the case of) the Chiefs of the Children of Israel (who lived) after (the time of) Moses? When they said to a Prophet of theirs, (- Samuel), `Appoint for us a controlling authority that we may fight in the cause of Allâh.´ He said, `Is it not likely, that if fighting is prescribed for you, you will not fight?´ They said, `And what reason have we that we should not fight in the cause of Allâh, and we have been indeed driven forth from our homes and (parted from) our children?´ Yet, when fighting was prescribed for them, they backed out except a few of them. And Allâh knows the unjust well.
  • Maulana Mohammad Ali: Hast thou not thought of the leaders of the Children of Israel after Moses? When they said to a prophet of theirs: Raise up for us a king, that we may fight in the way of Allah. He said: May it not be that you will not fight if fighting is ordained for you? They said: And what reason have we that we should not fight in Allah´s way and we have indeed been deprived of our homes and our children? But when fighting was ordained for them, they turned back, except a few of them. And Allah is Knower of the wrongdoers.