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balā
بَلَىٰ
Nay,
man
مَنْ
whoever
awfā
أَوْفَىٰ
fulfills
biʿahdihi
بِعَهْدِهِۦ
his covenant
wa-ittaqā
وَٱتَّقَىٰ
and fears (Allah),
fa-inna
فَإِنَّ
then indeed,
l-laha
ٱللَّهَ
Allah
yuḥibbu
يُحِبُّ
loves
l-mutaqīna
ٱلْمُتَّقِينَ
those who fear (Him).

Balaa man awfaa bi'ahdihee wattaqaa fainnal laaha yuhibbul muttaqeen

Sahih International:

But yes, whoever fulfills his commitment and fears Allah - then indeed, Allah loves those who fear Him.

1 A. J. Arberry

Nay, but whoso fulfils his covenant and fears God, God loves the godfearing.

2 Abdul Haleem

No indeed! God loves those who keep their pledges and are mindful of Him,

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Aye whosoever keepeth his covenant and feareth Allah--then verily Allah loveth the God-fearing.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Nay.- Those that keep their plighted faith and act aright,-verily Allah loves those who act aright.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

But Allah loves only those who fulfil their covenant and fear Allah. Truly Allah loves the God-fearing.

6 Ahmed Ali

But certainly whoever keeps his promise and follows the right path (will be blessed), for God loves those who shun evil and follow the right course.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Yes, why not? Whoever fulfilled his pledge and practised piety – and indeed Allah loves the pious.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Yes, whoever fulfills his commitments and is wary of Allah—Allah indeed loves the Godwary.

9 Ali Ünal

On the contrary (what God decrees is this): Whoever fulfills his pledge and keeps from disobedience to God in due reverence for Him and piety, surely God loves the God-revering, pious.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Nay (they will indeed be called to account). Yet whoso discharges his obligations and guards against evil, (he will find that) Allâh, infact, loves those who guard against evil.

11 English Literal

Yes/certainly, who fulfilled with his promise and feared and obeyed, so that God loves/likes the fearing and obeying.

12 Faridul Haque

Yes, why not? Whoever fulfilled his pledge and practised piety - and indeed Allah loves the pious.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Verily, those who sell Allah´s covenant and their oaths for a small price, these have no portion in the Hereafter. Allah will not speak to them, and will not look upon them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He make them grow (spiritually); but theirs is grievous woe.

14 Hilali & Khan

Yes, whoever fulfils his pledge and fears Allah much; verily, then Allah loves those who are Al-Muttaqun (the pious - see V. 2:2).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And among the People of the Book there is he who, if thou entrust him with a heap of wealth, would pay it back to thee; and among them is he who, if thou entrust him with a dinar would not pay it back to thee, unless thou kept on demanding it. This is because they say there is not blame on us in the matter of the unlearned people and they forge a lie against Allah while they know.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Yea, whoever fulfills his promise and guards (against evil)-- then surely Allah loves those who guard (against evil).

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Nay, but (the chosen of Allah is) he who fulfilleth his pledge and wardeth off (evil); for lo! Allah loveth those who ward off (evil).

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Those who keep their promise and observe piety should know that God certainly loves the pious ones.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Rather, those who keep their promise and fear Allah Allah loves the cautious.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Yes, whoever fulfills his pledge and fears Allah much; verily, then Allah loves the Muttaqin (the pious).

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Indeed God loves those who honour their covenants and fear Him. God loves the righteous.

22 Talal Itani

Indeed, whoever fulfills his commitments and maintains piety—God loves the pious.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Nay, there is a duty incumbent over them in this regard; but whoever fulfils his covenant, the one he has made or the covenant of God, by restoring a trust and other such things, and has fear, of God, by refraining from disobedience and performing deeds of obedience, for truly God loves the God-fearing; `He loves them' means that He will reward them (the overt noun [al-muttaqn, `the God-fearing'] has replaced the [third person] pronominalisation).

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

بَلَى مَنْ أَوْفَى بِعَهْدِهِ وَاتَّقَى

Yes, whoever fulfills his pledge and fears Allah much,

fulfills his promise and fears Allah among you, O People of the Book, regarding the covenant Allah took from you to believe in Muhammad when he is sent, just as He took the same covenant from all Prophets and their nations. Whoever avoids Allah's prohibitions, obeys Him and adheres to the Shariah that He sent with His Final Messenger and the master of all mankind.

فَإِنَّ اللّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَّقِينَ



verily, then Allah loves the Muttaqin.