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yāayyuhā
يَٰٓأَيُّهَا
O you
alladhīna
ٱلَّذِينَ
who
āmanū
ءَامَنُوٓا۟
believe!
in
إِن
If
tuṭīʿū
تُطِيعُوا۟
you obey
alladhīna
ٱلَّذِينَ
who
kafarū
كَفَرُوا۟
disbelieve,
yaruddūkum
يَرُدُّوكُمْ
they will turn you back
ʿalā
عَلَىٰٓ
on
aʿqābikum
أَعْقَٰبِكُمْ
your heels,
fatanqalibū
فَتَنقَلِبُوا۟
then you will turn back
khāsirīna
خَٰسِرِينَ
(as) losers.

Yaaa 'aiyuhal lazeena aamanoo in tutee'ullazeena kafaroo yaruddookum 'alaaa a'qaabkum fatanqaliboo khaasireen

Sahih International:

O you who have believed, if you obey those who disbelieve, they will turn you back on your heels, and you will [then] become losers.

1 A. J. Arberry

O believers, if you obey the unbelievers they will turn you upon your heels, and you will turn about, losers.

2 Abdul Haleem

You who believe, if you obey the disbelievers, they will make you revert to your old ways and you will turn into losers.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

O O Ye who believe! if ye obey those who disbelieve, they will send you back on your heels, and ye will turn back losers.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

O ye who believe! If ye obey the Unbelievers, they will drive you back on your heels, and ye will turn back (from Faith) to your own loss.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Believers! If you follow those who deny the Truth, they will drive you back on your heels, and you will turn about, losers.

6 Ahmed Ali

O believers, if you listen to the infidels they will make you turn your backs, and you will be the losers.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

O People who Believe! If you obey the disbelievers, they will make you turn back on your heels, so you will then turn back as losers.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

O you who have faith! If you obey the faithless, they will turn you back on your heels, and you will become losers.

9 Ali Ünal

O you who believe! If you follow those who disbelieve (the hypocrites and Jews in Madinah who spread negative propaganda concerning the events at Uhud), they will drive you back on your heels (into unbelief), and you will turn utter losers (in both this world and the next).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

O you who believe! if you obey those who have disbelieved, they will make you turn apostates so that you will become losers.

11 English Literal

You, you those who believed, if you obey those who disbelieved, they return you on your heels, so you turn/return losers .

12 Faridul Haque

O People who Believe! If you obey the disbelievers, they will make you turn back on your heels, so you will then turn back as losers.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Nay, Allah is your Protector; He is the best of helpers.

14 Hilali & Khan

O you who believe! If you obey those who disbelieve, they will send you back on your heels, and you will turn back (from Faith) as losers.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

So Allah gave them the reward of the world and a good reward of the Hereafter. And Allah loves the doers of good (to others).

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

O you who believe! if you obey those who disbelieve they will turn you back upon your heels, so you will turn back losers.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

O ye who believe! if ye obey those who disbelieve, they will make you turn back on your heels, and ye turn back as losers.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Believers, if you obey the unbelievers, they will turn you back to disbelief and you will become lost.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Believers, if you obey those who disbelieve they will turn you upon your heels and you will turn to be losers.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

O you who believe! If you obey those who disbelieve, they will send you back on your heels, and you will turn back as losers.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Believers, if you yield to those who deny the truth, they will cause you to turn back on your heels and you will turn into losers.

22 Talal Itani

O you who believe! If you obey those who disbelieve, they will turn you back on your heels, and you end up losers.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

O you who believe, if you obey the disbelievers, in what they command you, they will make you turn back on your heels, [back] to unbelief, and you will revert as losers.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

The Prohibition of Obeying the Disbelievers; the Cause of Defeat at Uhud

Allah warns His believing servants against obeying the disbelievers and hypocrites, because such obedience leads to utter destruction in this life and the Hereafter.

This is why Allah said,

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ امَنُوَاْ إِن تُطِيعُواْ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ يَرُدُّوكُمْ عَلَى أَعْقَابِكُمْ فَتَنقَلِبُواْ خَاسِرِينَ



O you who believe! If you obey those who disbelieve, they will send you back on your heels, and you will turn back (from faith) as losers.

Allah also commands the believers to obey Him, take Him as their protector, seek His aid and trust in Him.

Allah said,

بَلِ اللّهُ مَوْلَاكُمْ وَهُوَ خَيْرُ النَّاصِرِينَ