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  • Surah Al Baqarah (The Cow) Ayat 249


  • فَلَمَّا
  • فَصَلَ
  • طَالُوتُ
  • بِٱلْجُنُودِ
  • قَالَ
  • إِنَّ
  • ٱللَّهَ
  • مُبْتَلِيكُم
  • بِنَهَرٍ
  • فَمَن
  • شَرِبَ
  • مِنْهُ
  • فَلَيْسَ
  • مِنِّى
  • وَمَن
  • لَّمْ
  • يَطْعَمْهُ
  • فَإِنَّهُۥ
  • مِنِّىٓ
  • إِلَّا
  • مَنِ
  • ٱغْتَرَفَ
  • غُرْفَةًۢ
  • بِيَدِهِۦ
  • ۚ
  • فَشَرِبُوا۟
  • مِنْهُ
  • إِلَّا
  • قَلِيلًا
  • مِّنْهُمْ
  • ۚ
  • فَلَمَّا
  • جَاوَزَهُۥ
  • هُوَ
  • وَٱلَّذِينَ
  • ءَامَنُوا۟
  • مَعَهُۥ
  • قَالُوا۟
  • لَا
  • طَاقَةَ
  • لَنَا
  • ٱلْيَوْمَ
  • بِجَالُوتَ
  • وَجُنُودِهِۦ
  • ۚ
  • قَالَ
  • ٱلَّذِينَ
  • يَظُنُّونَ
  • أَنَّهُم
  • مُّلَٰقُوا۟
  • ٱللَّهِ
  • كَم
  • مِّن
  • فِئَةٍ
  • قَلِيلَةٍ
  • غَلَبَتْ
  • فِئَةً
  • كَثِيرَةًۢ
  • بِإِذْنِ
  • ٱللَّهِ
  • ۗ
  • وَٱللَّهُ
  • مَعَ
  • ٱلصَّٰبِرِينَ
  • Muhammad Habib Shakir: So when Talut departed with the forces, he said: Surely Allah will try you with a river; whoever then drinks from it, he is not of me, and whoever does not taste of it, he is surely of me, except he who takes with his hand as much of it as fills the hand; but with the exception of a few of them they drank from it. So when he had crossed it, he and those who believed with him, they said: We have today no power against Jalut and his forces. Those who were sure that they would meet their Lord said: How often has a small party vanquished a numerous host by Allah´s permission, and Allah is with the patient.
  • Abdullah Yusuf Ali: When Talut set forth with the armies, he said: "Allah will test you at the stream: if any drinks of its water, He goes not with my army: Only those who taste not of it go with me: A mere sip out of the hand is excused." but they all drank of it, except a few. When they crossed the river,- He and the faithful ones with him,- they said: "This day We cannot cope with Goliath and his forces." but those who were convinced that they must meet Allah, said: "How oft, by Allah´s will, Hath a small force vanquished a big one? Allah is with those who steadfastly persevere."
  • M.Pickthall: And when Saul set out with the army, he said: Lo! Allah will try you by (the ordeal of) a river. Whosoever therefore drinketh thereof he is not of me, and whosoever tasteth it not he is of me, save him who taketh (thereof) in the hollow of his hand. But they drank thereof, all save a few of them. And after he had crossed (the river), he and those who believed with him, they said: We have no power this day against Goliath and his hosts. But those who knew that they would meet Allah exclaimed: How many a little company hath overcome a mighty host by Allah´s leave! Allah is with the steadfast.
  • Amatul Rahmân Omer: So when Tâlût (- Saul) marched out with the forces, he said, `Verily, Allâh is going to test you by (the ordeal of) a stream, whosoever drinks of it, he will not then belong to me, and whoso does not taste it, he shall certainly belong to me, excepting him who takes (only) a handful (of water) with his hand.´ But they drank of it except a few of them. So that when he had crossed it, he and those who believed along with him, they said, `We have no power today against Jâlût (- the assailant, the Goliath) and his forces.´ But those who held it as certain that they (one day) were going to meet Allâh said, How often a small company has triumphed over a numerous host, by the leave of Allâh! And Allâh is with the patiently-persevering.´
  • Maulana Mohammad Ali: So when Saul set out with the forces, he said: surely Allah will try you with a river. Whoever drinks from it, he is not of me, and whoever tastes it not, he is surely of me, except he who takes a handful with his hand. But they drank of it save a few of them. So when he had crossed it, he and those who believed with him, they said: We have to-day no power against Goliath and his forces. Those who were sure that they would meet their Lord said: How often has a small party vanquished a numerous host by Allah´s permission! And Allah is with the steadfast.