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alladhīna
ٱلَّذِينَ
Those who
ukh'rijū
أُخْرِجُوا۟
have been evicted
min
مِن
from
diyārihim
دِيَٰرِهِم
their homes
bighayri
بِغَيْرِ
without
ḥaqqin
حَقٍّ
right
illā
إِلَّآ
except
an
أَن
that
yaqūlū
يَقُولُوا۟
they said,
rabbunā
رَبُّنَا
"Our Lord
l-lahu
ٱللَّهُۗ
(is) Allah."
walawlā
وَلَوْلَا
And if not
dafʿu
دَفْعُ
Allah checks
l-lahi
ٱللَّهِ
Allah checks
l-nāsa
ٱلنَّاسَ
the people,
baʿḍahum
بَعْضَهُم
some of them
bibaʿḍin
بِبَعْضٍ
by others
lahuddimat
لَّهُدِّمَتْ
surely (would) have been demolished
ṣawāmiʿu
صَوَٰمِعُ
monasteries
wabiyaʿun
وَبِيَعٌ
and churches
waṣalawātun
وَصَلَوَٰتٌ
and synagogues
wamasājidu
وَمَسَٰجِدُ
and masajid -
yudh'karu
يُذْكَرُ
is mentioned
fīhā
فِيهَا
in it
us'mu
ٱسْمُ
(the) name of Allah
l-lahi
ٱللَّهِ
Allah checks
kathīran
كَثِيرًاۗ
much.
walayanṣuranna
وَلَيَنصُرَنَّ
And surely Allah will help
l-lahu
ٱللَّهُ
(is) Allah
man
مَن
(those) who
yanṣuruhu
يَنصُرُهُۥٓۗ
help Him.
inna
إِنَّ
Indeed,
l-laha
ٱللَّهَ
Allah
laqawiyyun
لَقَوِىٌّ
(is) surely All-Strong,
ʿazīzun
عَزِيزٌ
All-Mighty.

Allazeena ukhrijoo min diyaarihim bighairi haqqin illaaa any yaqooloo rabbunallaah; wa law laa daf'ul laahin naasa ba'dahum biba'dil lahuddimat sawaami'u wa biya'unw wa salawaatunw wa masaajidu yuzkaru feehasmul laahi kaseeraa; wa layansurannal laahu mai yansuruh; innal laaha la qawiyyun 'Azeez

Sahih International:

[They are] those who have been evicted from their homes without right - only because they say, "Our Lord is Allah." And were it not that Allah checks the people, some by means of others, there would have been demolished monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques in which the name of Allah is much mentioned. And Allah will surely support those who support Him. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted in Might.

1 A. J. Arberry

who were expelled from their habitations without right, except that they say 'Our Lord is God.' Had God not driven back the people, some by the means of others, there had been destroyed cloisters and churches, oratories and mosques, wherein God's Name is much mentioned. Assuredly God will help him who helps Him -- surely God is All-strong, All-mighty

2 Abdul Haleem

those who have been driven unjustly from their homes only for saying, ‘Our Lord is God.’ If God did not repel some people by means of others, many monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, where God’s name is much invoked, would have been destroyed. God is sure to help those who help His cause- God is strong and mighty-

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Those who have been driven forth from their abodes without justice, except because they say: our Lord is Allah. And were it not for Allah's repelling of someby means of others, cloisters and churches, synogogues and mosques wherein the name of Allah is mentioned much, would have been pulled down. Surely Allah shall succour whosoever succoureth Him; verily Allah is strong, Mighty

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

(They are) those who have been expelled from their homes in defiance of right,- (for no cause) except that they say, "our Lord is Allah". Did not Allah check one set of people by means of another, there would surely have been pulled down monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, in which the name of Allah is commemorated in abundant measure. Allah will certainly aid those who aid his (cause);- for verily Allah is full of Strength, Exalted in Might, (able to enforce His Will).

5 Abul Ala Maududi

those who were unjustly expelled from their homes for no other reason than their saying: "Allah is Our Lord." If Allah were not to repel some through others, monasteries and churches and synagogues and mosques wherein the name of Allah is much mentioned, would certainly have been pulled down. Allah will most certainly help those who will help Him. Verily Allah is Immensely Strong, Overwhelmingly Mighty.

6 Ahmed Ali

Who were driven away from their homes for no other reason than they said: "Our Lord is God." And if God had not restrained some men through some others, monastries, churches, synagogues and mosques, where the name of God is honoured most, would have been razed. God will surely help those who help Him, -- verily God is all-powerful and all-mighty, --

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Those who were unjustly expelled from their homes just because they said, “Allah is Our Lord”; and had Allah not repelled some men by means of other men, the abbeys, churches, synagogues and mosques – in which the name of Allah is profusely mentioned – would definitely be demolished; and indeed Allah will assist the one who helps His religion; indeed surely Allah is Almighty, Dominant.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

—those who were expelled from their homes unjustly, only because they said, ‘Allah is our Lord.’ Had not Allah repulsed the people from one another, ruin would have befallen the monasteries, churches, synagogues and mosques in which Allah’s Name is much invoked. Allah will surely help those who help Him. Indeed Allah is all-strong, all-mighty.

9 Ali Ünal

Those who have been driven from their homeland against all right, for no other reason than that they say, "Our Lord is God." Were it not for God’s repelling some people by means of others, monasteries and churches and synagogues and mosques, where God is regularly worshipped and His Name is much mentioned, would surely have been pulled down (with the result that God is no longer worshipped and the earth becomes uninhabitable). God most certainly helps whoever helps His cause. Surely, God is All-Strong, All-Glorious with irresistible might.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Those who have been driven out of their homes without any just cause. Their only fault was that they said, `Our Lord is Allâh.´ If Allâh had not repelled some peoples by means of others, cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques wherein the name of Allâh is mentioned very frequently, would have been razed to the ground in large numbers. And Allâh will surely help one who helps His cause. Allâh is, indeed, All-Powerful, All-Mighty.

11 English Literal

Those who were brought/driven out from their homes/countries/places without (a) right/justice except that they say: "Our Lord (is) God." And were it not for God`s pushing the people some of them with some elevated and secluded monasteries , and temples (for Jews and Christians), and prayers, and mosques/places of worshipping God, God`s name is mentioned/remembered in it much, would have been demolished/torn down, and God will give victory/aid (E) (to) who gives Him victory/aid, that truly God (is) strong, glorious/mighty .

12 Faridul Haque

Those who were unjustly expelled from their homes just because they said, "Allah is Our Lord"; and had Allah not repelled some men by means of other men, the abbeys, churches, synagogues and mosques - in which the name of Allah is profusely mentioned - would definitely be demolished; and indeed Allah will assist the one who helps His religion; indeed surely Allah is Almighty, Dominant.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Permission is given to those who fight because they have been wronged, and, indeed, Allah has power to give them victory;

14 Hilali & Khan

Those who have been expelled from their homes unjustly only because they said: "Our Lord is Allah." - For had it not been that Allah checks one set of people by means of another, monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, wherein the Name of Allah is mentioned much would surely have been pulled down. Verily, Allah will help those who help His (Cause). Truly, Allah is All-Strong, All-Mighty.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Permission (to fight) is given to those on whom war is made, because they are oppressed. And surely Allah is Able to assist them --

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Those who have been expelled from their homes without a just cause except that they say: Our Lord is Allah. And had there not been Allah's repelling some people by others, certainly there would have been pulled down cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques in which Allah's name is much remembered; and surely Allah will help him who helps His cause; most surely Allah is Strong, Mighty.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Those who have been driven from their homes unjustly only because they said: Our Lord is Allah - For had it not been for Allah's repelling some men by means of others, cloisters and churches and oratories and mosques, wherein the name of Allah is oft mentioned, would assuredly have been pulled down. Verily Allah helpeth one who helpeth Him. Lo! Allah is Strong, Almighty -

18 Muhammad Sarwar

to those who were unjustly expelled from their homes only because they said, "God is our Lord." Had it not been for God's repelling some people through the might of the others, the monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques in which God is very often worshipped would have been utterly destroyed. God shall certainly help those who help Him. He is All-powerful and Majestic.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

those who have been unjustly driven from their homes, just because they said: 'Our Lord is Allah' Had Allah not repelled some people by the means ofothers, the monasteries and churches, the synagogues and mosques in which the Name of Allah is remembered would have been destroyed. But whoever helps Allah shall be helped by Him. Allah is the Strong, the Almighty,

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Those who have been expelled from their homes unjustly only because they said: "Our Lord is Allah." For had it not been that Allah checks one set of people by means of another, Sawami`, Biya`, Salawat, and Masjids, wherein the Name of Allah is mentioned much, would surely have been pulled down. Verily, Allah will help those who help His (cause). Truly, Allah is All-Strong, All-Mighty.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

they are those who have been driven out of their homes unjustly, only because they said, "Our Lord is God." If God did not repel the aggression of some people by means of others, cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques, wherein the name of God is much invoked, would surely be destroyed. God will surely help him who helps His cause -- God is indeed powerful and mighty.

22 Talal Itani

Those who were unjustly evicted from their homes, merely for saying, “Our Lord is God.” Were it not that God repels people by means of others: monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques—where the name of God is mentioned much—would have been demolished. God supports whoever supports Him. God is Strong and Mighty.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

they are, those who were expelled from their homes without right, for their expulsion; they were expelled, only because they said, that is, because of their saying; `Our Lord is God', alone; such a saying is `right', and so then to be expelled for [saying] it is to be expelled without right. Were it not for God's causing some people (ba`dahum, `some', substitutes for al-nsa, `people') to drive back others, destruction would have befallen (read la-huddimat to emphasise a great number [of destructions]; or read la-hudimat) the monasteries, (sawmi`) is for monks, and churches, (kan'is) are for Christians, and synagogues, (salawt) is the Hebrew term for Jewish houses of worship (kan'is), and mosques, (masjid) are for Muslims, in which, that is, in which mentioned places, God's Name is mentioned greatly, and with such destruction acts of worship cease. Assuredly God will help those who help Him, that is, [who] help His religion. God is truly Strong, overpowering His creation, Mighty, Invincible in terms of His dominion and power;

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

الَّذِينَ أُخْرِجُوا مِن دِيَارِهِمْ بِغَيْرِ حَقٍّ

Permission (to fight) is given to those fought against, because they have been wronged; and surely, Allah is able to give them victory. Those who have been expelled from their homes unjustly,

Al-`Awfi reported that Ibn Abbas said;

"They were driven out of Makkah to Al-Madinah unjustly, i.e., Muhammad and his Companions."

إِلاَّ أَن يَقُولُوا رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ

only because they said;"Our Lord is Allah."

means, they had not done anything to their people or committed any wrongs against them, apart from the fact that they believed in the Oneness of Allah and they worshipped Him Alone, with no partner or associate. But for the idolators, this was the worst of sins, as Allah says;

يُخْرِجُونَ الرَّسُولَ وَإِيَّـكُمْ أَن تُوْمِنُواْ بِاللَّهِ رَبِّكُمْ

and have driven out the Messenger and yourselves because you believe in Allah, your Lord! (60;1)

Then Allah says;

وَلَوْلَا دَفْعُ اللَّهِ النَّاسَ بَعْضَهُم بِبَعْضٍ

For had it not been that Allah checks one set of people by means of another,

meaning, were it not for the fact that He repels one people by means of another, and restrains the evil of people towards others by means of whatever circumstances He creates and decrees, the earth would have been corrupted and the strong would have destroyed the weak.

لَّهُدِّمَتْ صَوَامِعُ
Sawami` surely have been pulled down,

means the small temples used by monks.

This was the view of Ibn Abbas, Mujahid, Abu Al-Aliyah, `krimah, Ad-Dahhak and others.

Qatadah said,

"This refers to the places of worship of the Sabians;"

according to another report, he said,

"The Sawami` of the Zoroastrians."

Muqatil bin Hayyan said,

"These are houses along the roads."

وَبِيَعٌ
Biya`,

These are larger than the Sawami` and accommodate more worshippers; the Christians also have these.

This was the view of Abu Al-`Aliyah, Qatadah, Ad-Dahhak, Ibn Sakhr, Muqatil bin Hayyan, Khusayf and others.

Ibn Jubayr reported from Mujahid and others that;

this referred to the synagogues of the Jews which are known to them as Salut.

And Allah knows best.

وَصَلَوَاتٌ
Salawat,

Al-`Awfi reported that Ibn Abbas said,

"Salawat means churches."

Ikrimah, Ad-Dahhak and Qatadah said that;

it referred to the synagogues of the Jews.

Abu Al-Aliyah and others said,

"Salawat refers to the places of worship of the Sabians."

Ibn Abi Najih reported that Mujahid said,

"Salawat refers to places of worship of the People of the Book and of the people of Islam along the roads."

وَمَسَاجِدُ
and Masjids
Masjids belong to the Muslims.

يُذْكَرُ فِيهَا اسْمُ اللَّهِ كَثِيرًا

wherein the Name of Allah is mentioned much,

It was said that the pronoun refers to Masjids, because this is the closest of the words mentioned.

Ad-Dahhak said,

"In all of them the Name of Allah is often mentioned."

Ibn Jarir said,

"The correct view is that the monasteries of the monks, the churches of the Christians, the synagogues of the Jews and the Masjids of the Muslims, in which the Name of Allah is mentioned much, would have been destroyed -- because this is the usual usage in Arabic."

Some of the scholars said,

"This is a sequence listing the smallest to the greatest, because the Masjids are more frequented by more worshippers who have the correct intention and way."

وَلَيَنصُرَنَّ اللَّهُ مَن يَنصُرُهُ

Verily, Allah will help those who help His (cause).

This is like the Ayah;

يأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ إِن تَنصُرُواْ اللَّهَ يَنصُرْكُمْ وَيُثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَكُمْ

وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ فَتَعْساً لَّهُمْ وَأَضَلَّ أَعْمَـلَهُمْ

O you who believe! If you help (in the cause of) Allah, He will help you, and make your foothold firm. But those who disbelieve, for them is destruction, and (Allah) will make their deeds vain. (47;7-8)

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَقَوِيٌّ عَزِيزٌ



Truly, Allah is All-Strong, All-Mighty.

Allah describes Himself as being All-Strong and All-Mighty. By His strength He created everything and measured it exactly according to its due measurements; by His might nothing can overpower Him or overwhelm Him, rather everything is humbled before Him and is in need of Him. Whoever is supported by the All-Strong, the All-Mighty, is indeed supported and helped, and his enemy will be overpowered.

Allah says;

وَلَقَدْ سَبَقَتْ كَلِمَتُنَا لِعِبَادِنَا الْمُرْسَلِينَ

إِنَّهُمْ لَهُمُ الْمَنصُورُونَ

وَإِنَّ جُندَنَا لَهُمُ الْغَـلِبُونَ

And, verily, Our Word has gone forth of old for Our servants, the Messengers, that they verily, would be made triumphant, and that Our soldiers! They verily, would be the victors. (37;171-173)

كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لاّغْلِبَنَّ أَنَاْ وَرُسُلِى إِنَّ اللَّهَ قَوِىٌّ عَزِيزٌ

Allah has decreed;"Verily, it is I and My Messengers who shall be the victorious." Verily, Allah is All-Powerful, All-Mighty. (58;21