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balā
بَلَىٰٓۚ
Yes,
in
إِن
if
taṣbirū
تَصْبِرُوا۟
you are patient
watattaqū
وَتَتَّقُوا۟
and fear (Allah)
wayatūkum
وَيَأْتُوكُم
and they come upon you
min
مِّن
[of]
fawrihim
فَوْرِهِمْ
suddenly,
hādhā
هَٰذَا
[this]
yum'did'kum
يُمْدِدْكُمْ
will reinforce you
rabbukum
رَبُّكُم
your Lord
bikhamsati
بِخَمْسَةِ
with five
ālāfin
ءَالَٰفٍ
thousand[s]
mina
مِّنَ
[of]
l-malāikati
ٱلْمَلَٰٓئِكَةِ
[the] Angels
musawwimīna
مُسَوِّمِينَ
[the ones] having marks.

Balaaa; in tasbiroo wa tattaqoo wa yaatookum min fawrihim haazaa yumdidkum Rabbukum bikhamsati aalaafim minal malaaa'ikati musawwaimeen

Sahih International:

Yes, if you remain patient and conscious of Allah and the enemy come upon you [attacking] in rage, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand angels having marks [of distinction]

1 A. J. Arberry

Yea; if you are patient and godfearing, and the foe come against you instantly, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand swooping angels.'

2 Abdul Haleem

Well, if you are steadfast and mindful of God, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand swooping angels if the enemy should suddenly attack you!’ and God arranged it so,

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

O Yea! if ye but remain persevering and God-fearing, and they should come upon you in this rush of theirs, your Lord shall reinforce you with five thousand angels marked.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

"Yea, - if ye remain firm, and act aright, even if the enemy should rush here on you in hot haste, your Lord would help you with five thousand angels Making a terrific onslaught.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

If you are steadfast and mindful of God, even though the enemy should suddenly fall upon you, your Lord will help you even with five thousand marked angels.

6 Ahmed Ali

Indeed if you are patient and take heed for yourselves, and the (enemy) come rushing at you suddenly your Lord will send even five thousand angels on chargers sweeping down."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Yes, why not? If you patiently endure and remain pious, and the disbelievers attack you suddenly, your Lord will send down five thousand marked angels to help you.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Yes, if you are steadfast and Godwary, and should they come at you suddenly, your Lord will aid you with five thousand angels sent in [to the scene of battle].

9 Ali Ünal

Surely it does. (More than that), if you are steadfast and act in piety to deserve His protection, and the enemy should fall upon you all at once, your Lord will come to your help with five thousand angels swooping down.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

`Indeed (it does); and if you patiently persevere and guard against evil and they (- the enemies) come upon you suddenly and in hot haste of theirs, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand swooping and havoc-making angels.´

11 English Literal

Yes/certainly if you be patient and you fear and obey, and they come to you from this their promptness (at once) , your Lord extends (supplies) you with five thousand from the angels marked/identified .

12 Faridul Haque

Yes, why not? If you patiently endure and remain pious, and the disbelievers attack you suddenly, your Lord will send down five thousand marked angels to help you.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Allah ordained this only as glad tidings to comfort your heart withal, for victory comes but from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise -

14 Hilali & Khan

"Yes, if you hold on to patience and piety, and the enemy comes rushing at you; your Lord will help you with five thousand angels having marks (of distinction)."

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

When thou didst say to the believers: Does it not suffice you that your Lord should help you with three thousand angels sent down?

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Yea! if you remain patient and are on your guard, and they come upon you in a headlong manner, your Lord will assist you with five thousand of the havoc-making angels.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Nay, but if ye persevere, and keep from evil, and (the enemy) attack you suddenly, your Lord will help you with five thousand angels sweeping on.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Certainly, if you have patience and piety, even if the enemy attacks immediately after this, God will help you with another force of five thousand angels, all splendidly (and or distinctly marked) dressed.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Rather, if you have patience and are cautious, and they suddenly come against you, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand marked angels'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

"But, if you hold on to patience and have Taqwa, and the enemy comes rushing at you; your Lord will help you with five thousand angels having marks (of distinction)."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

If you remain patient and God-fearing, and the enemy should fall upon you all of a sudden, Your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand angels clearly marked!"

22 Talal Itani

It is; but if you persevere and remain cautious, and they attack you suddenly, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand angels, well trained.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Yea, it is sufficient for you. In [srat] al-Anfl [it is stated] with a thousand [Q. 8;9], because at first He reinforced them with this [thousand], then it became three [thousand] then five [thousand], as God says; if you are patient, in encountering the enemy, and fear, God in not contravening [His command], and they, the idolaters, come against you instantly, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand angels accoutred' (read musawimmn or musawammn), that is to say, distinctively marked [for the battle]. Indeed, they were patient and God fulfilled His promise to them, so that the angels fought together with them riding upon piebald horses wearing yellow or white turbans, let loose down to their shoulders.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

بَلَى إِن تَصْبِرُواْ وَتَتَّقُواْ

But if you hold on to patience and have Taqwa,

means, if you observe patience while fighting the enemy, all the while fearing Me and obeying My command.

وَيَأْتُوكُم مِّن فَوْرِهِمْ هَـذَا

and they will come rushing,

Al-Hasan, Qatadah, Ar-Rabi and As-Suddi said that Allah's statement means,

they (angels) will rush to you instantaneously.

Al-Awfi said that Ibn Abbas said that the Ayah means,

"All at once."

It is also said that;

it means, before their anger subsides (against the disbelievers).

The Second View;

The second opinion stipulates that the promise mentioned here (concerning the angels participating in battle) is related to Allah's statement,
وَإِذْ غَدَوْتَ مِنْ أَهْلِكَ تُبَوِّىءُ الْمُوْمِنِينَ مَقَاعِدَ لِلْقِتَالِ
(And (remember) when you left your household in the morning to post the believers at their stations for the battle) (3;121) of Uhud.

However, we should add, the angels did not come to the aid of Muslims at Uhud, because Allah made it conditional,
بَلَى إِن تَصْبِرُواْ وَتَتَّقُواْ
(But if you hold on to patience and have Taqwa), (3;125).

The Muslims were not patient at Uhud. Rather, they ran away and, consequently, did not receive the support of even one angel.

Allah's statement,

يُمْدِدْكُمْ رَبُّكُم بِخَمْسَةِ الافٍ مِّنَ الْمَليِكَةِ مُسَوِّمِينَ



your Lord will help you with five thousand angels having marks,

of distinction.

Abu Ishaq As-Subay`i said; from Harithah bin Mudarrib said that Ali bin Abi Talib said,

"The angels were distinguished by wearing white wool at Badr."

The angels also had special markings distinguishing their horses.

Allah said