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walawlā
وَلَوْلَا
And if not
faḍlu
فَضْلُ
(for the) Grace of Allah
l-lahi
ٱللَّهِ
(for the) Grace of Allah
ʿalaykum
عَلَيْكُمْ
upon you
waraḥmatuhu
وَرَحْمَتُهُۥ
and His Mercy.
wa-anna
وَأَنَّ
And that
l-laha
ٱللَّهَ
Allah
raūfun
رَءُوفٌ
(is) Full of Kindness,
raḥīmun
رَّحِيمٌ
Most Merciful.

Wa law laa fadlul laahi 'alaikum wa rahmatuhoo wa annal laaha Ra'oofur Raheem

Sahih International:

And if it had not been for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy... and because Allah is Kind and Merciful.

1 A. J. Arberry

But for God's bounty to you and His mercy and that God is All-gentle, All-compassionate --

2 Abdul Haleem

If it were not for God’s bounty and mercy and the fact that He is compassionate and merciful . . .!

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And had there not been Allah's grace upon you and His mercy, and that Allah was Tender and Merciful, ye had Perished.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Were it not for the grace and mercy of Allah on you, and that Allah is full of kindness and mercy, (ye would be ruined indeed).

5 Abul Ala Maududi

If Allah had not shown His grace and mercy to you, (this scandal would have produced very evil results): Allah is indeed very Kind and Merciful.

6 Ahmed Ali

But for the grace of God and His mercy (much harm would have been done); yet God is compassionate and kind.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And were it not for Allah’s munificence and His mercy upon you, and that Allah is Forgiving, Most Merciful – you would have tasted its outcome.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Were it not for Allah’s grace and His mercy upon you, and that Allah is all-kind, all-merciful…

9 Ali Ünal

Were it not for God’s grace and favor to upon you, and His mercy, and that God is All-Pitying, All-Compassionate (especially towards His believing servants, what terrible consequences would such evils have caused in your community)!

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

But for the grace of Allâh and His mercy (that rests) upon you and (but for the fact) that Allâh is most Compassionate, Ever Merciful (none of you would have ever been so chaste and pure).

11 English Literal

And where it not for God`s grace/favour/blessing on you and His mercy, and that God (is) compassionate/merciful, merciful.

12 Faridul Haque

And were it not for Allah’s munificence and His mercy upon you, and that Allah is Forgiving, Most Merciful - you would have tasted its outcome.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Verily, those who love to see slander (or scandal) broadcast amongst the believers, for them is grievous woe in this world and the Hereafter; Allah knows, but you know not.

14 Hilali & Khan

And had it not been for the Grace of Allah and His Mercy on you, (Allah would have hastened the punishment upon you). And that Allah is full of kindness, Most Merciful.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Those who love that scandal should circulate respecting those who believe, for them is a grievous chastisement in this world and the Hereafter. And Allah knows, while you know not.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And were it not for Allah's grace on you and His mercy, and that Allah is Compassionate, Merciful.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Had it not been for the grace of Allah and His mercy unto you, and that Allah is Clement, Merciful, (ye had been undone).

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Were it not for the favor and mercy of God upon you (you would have faced painful punishment in this world and the life to come). God is Compassionate and Merciful.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

If it was not for the bounty of Allah to you and His Mercy, and Allah is the Gentle, the Most Merciful.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And had it not been for the grace of Allah and His mercy on you, and that Allah is full of kindness, Most Merciful.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

But for the grace of God and His mercy upon you, and were not God compassionate and merciful, [you would have come to grief].

22 Talal Itani

Were it not for God’s grace upon you, and His mercy, and that God is Clement and Merciful.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And were it not for God's bounty to you, O band [of accusers] and His mercy and that God is Gentle, Merciful, to you, He would have surely hastened to [bring about] your punishment.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

A Reminder of the Grace of Allah and a Warning against following the Footsteps of Shaytan

Allah says;

وَلَوْلَا فَضْلُ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَتُهُ وَأَنَّ اللَّه رَوُوفٌ رَحِيمٌ



And had it not been for the grace of Allah and His mercy on you, and that Allah is full of kindness, Most Merciful.

meaning, if it were not for this, it would have been another matter altogether, but He, may He be exalted, is full of kindness towards His servants and Merciful towards them. He accepts the repentance of those who repent to Him from this sin, and purifies those among them who are purified by the prescribed punishment carried out on them.

Then Allah says