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wa-ittakhadhū
وَٱتَّخَذُوا۟
But they have taken
min
مِن
besides
dūni
دُونِ
besides
l-lahi
ٱللَّهِ
Allah
ālihatan
ءَالِهَةً
gods,
laʿallahum
لَّعَلَّهُمْ
that they may
yunṣarūna
يُنصَرُونَ
be helped.

Wattakhazoo min doonil laahi aalihatal la'allahum yunsaroon

Sahih International:

But they have taken besides Allah [false] deities that perhaps they would be helped.

1 A. J. Arberry

Yet they have taken, apart from God, gods; haply they might be helped.

2 Abdul Haleem

Yet they have taken other gods besides God to help them,

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And they have taken beside Allah gods, hoping that haply they may be succoured.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Yet they take (for worship) gods other than Allah, (hoping) that they might be helped!

5 Abul Ala Maududi

They set up deities apart from Allah, hoping that they will receive help from them.

6 Ahmed Ali

And take other gods apart from God that they may perhaps give them help.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And they have appointed Gods other than Allah, that perhaps they may be helped!

8 Ali Quli Qarai

They have taken gods besides Allah, [hoping] that they might be helped [by the fake deities].

9 Ali Ünal

Yet they have taken deities for worship apart from God, (expecting) that they may receive help (from them).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

(Inspite of all this) they worship other gods apart from Allâh (falsely) that they may find some help through them.

11 English Literal

And they took from other than God, gods, maybe/perhaps they be given victory/aid.

12 Faridul Haque

And they have appointed Gods other than Allah, that perhaps they may be helped!

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And they have taken gods besides Allah that they may be helped.

14 Hilali & Khan

And they have taken besides Allah aliha (gods), hoping that they might be helped (by those so called gods).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And therein they have advantages and drinks. Will they not then give thanks?

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And they have taken gods besides Allah that they may be helped.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And they have taken (other) gods beside Allah, in order that they may be helped.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

They chose idols besides God in the hope of receiving help from them, but they will not be able to help them.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

And yet they have taken gods, other than Allah, so that they might helped!

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And they have taken besides Allah, gods, hoping that they might be helped.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

They have set up other gods besides God, hoping to be helped by them,

22 Talal Itani

Yet they have taken to themselves gods other than God, that perhaps they may be helped.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And they have taken besides God, in other words, other than Him, [other] gods, idols, which they worship, that perhaps they might be helped, protected against God's chastisement by their gods' interceding for them, as they are wont to claim.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

The gods of the Idolators are not able to help Them

Allah tells;

وَاتَّخَذُوا مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ الِهَةً لَعَلَّهُمْ يُنصَرُونَ



And they have taken besides Allah, gods, hoping that they might be helped.

Allah denounces the idolators for taking the idols as gods alongside Allah, hoping that those gods will help them and provide for them and bring them closer to Allah.

Allah says