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inna
إِنَّ
Indeed,
alladhīna
ٱلَّذِينَ
those who
āmanū
ءَامَنُوا۟
believed,
thumma
ثُمَّ
then
kafarū
كَفَرُوا۟
disbelieved,
thumma
ثُمَّ
then
āmanū
ءَامَنُوا۟
believed,
thumma
ثُمَّ
then
kafarū
كَفَرُوا۟
disbelieved,
thumma
ثُمَّ
then
iz'dādū
ٱزْدَادُوا۟
increased
kuf'ran
كُفْرًا
(in) disbelief -
lam
لَّمْ
not
yakuni
يَكُنِ
will
l-lahu
ٱللَّهُ
Allah
liyaghfira
لِيَغْفِرَ
forgive
lahum
لَهُمْ
[for] them
walā
وَلَا
and not
liyahdiyahum
لِيَهْدِيَهُمْ
will guide them
sabīlan
سَبِيلًۢا
(to) a (right) way.

Innal lazeena aamanoo summa kafaroo summa aamanoo summa kafaroo summaz daado kufral lam yakunil laahu liyaghfira lahum wa laa liyahdiyahum sabeelaa

Sahih International:

Indeed, those who have believed then disbelieved, then believed, then disbelieved, and then increased in disbelief - never will Allah forgive them, nor will He guide them to a way.

1 A. J. Arberry

Those who believe, and then disbelieve, and then believe, and then disbelieve, and then increase in unbelief-God is not likely to forgive them, neither to guide them on any way.

2 Abdul Haleem

As for those who believe, then reject the faith, then believe again, then reject the faith again and become increasingly defiant, God will not forgive them, nor will He guide them on any path.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Verily those who believed and then disbelieved, and then believed and then, disbelieved, and thereafter waxed in infidelity ye Allah shall not forgive them nor guide them on the way.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Those who believe, then reject faith, then believe (again) and (again) reject faith, and go on increasing in unbelief,- Allah will not forgive them nor guide them nor guide them on the way.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Allah will neither forgive nor show the right way to those who believed, and then disbelieved, then believed, and again disbelieved, and thenceforth became ever more intense in their disbelief.

6 Ahmed Ali

Those who accept the faith, then disbelieve, then return to it, and deny once again and increase in disbelief, will not be forgiven by God or be guided by Him.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Indeed those who believe, then disbelieve and then again believe, then again disbelieve, and go further in their disbelief – Allah will never forgive them, nor ever guide them to the path.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

As for those who believe and then disbelieve, then believe [again] and then disbelieve and then increase in disbelief, Allah shall never forgive them, nor shall He guide them to any way.

9 Ali Ünal

Those who have believed and then disbelieved, then believed, and again disbelieved, and thereafter grown more intense in unbelief, God will never forgive them, nor will He guide them to a way (leading to the ultimate triumph and salvation).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Verily, those who believed and then disbelieved, again believed, again disbelieved and then became worse in disbelief, it is not for Allâh to pardon them, nor to guide them in the (right) way (to make them successful).

11 English Literal

That those who believed then disbelieved, then they believed, then they disbelieved, then they increased disbelief, God was/is not to forgive for them, and nor to guide them a way/path .

12 Faridul Haque

Indeed those who believe, then disbelieve and then again believe, then again disbelieve, and go further in their disbelief - Allah will never forgive them, nor ever guide them to the path.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Yea, to those who take the disbelievers for their patron rather than believers. Do they crave honour from them? Verily, all honour is with Allah!

14 Hilali & Khan

Verily, those who believe, then disbelieve, then believe (again), and (again) disbelieve, and go on increasing in disbelief; Allah will not forgive them, nor guide them on the (Right) Way.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

O you who believe, believe in Allah and His Messenger and the Book which He has revealed to his Messenger and the Book which He revealed before. And whoever disbelieves in Allah and His angels and His Books and His messengers and the Last Day, he indeed strays far away.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Surely (as for) those who believe then disbelieve, again believe and again disbelieve, then increase in disbelief, Allah will not forgive them nor guide them in the (right) path.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Lo! those who believe, then disbelieve and then (again) believe, then disbelieve, and then increase in disbelief, Allah will never pardon them, nor will He guide them unto a way.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

God will not forgive or guide to the right path those who first believe, then disbelieve, again believe and disbelieve, and then increase their disbelief.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Those who believe, and then disbelieve, and then believe, and then disbelieve, and increase in disbelief Allah is not to forgive them nor guide them on a way.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Verily, those who believe, then disbelieve, then believe (again), and (again) disbelieve, and go on increasing in disbelief; Allah will not forgive them, nor guide them on the (right) way.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

As for those who come to believe, and then deny the truth, and again come to believe, and again deny the truth, and thereafter grow stubborn in their denial of the truth -- God will never forgive them, nor will He guide them.

22 Talal Itani

Those who believe, then disbelieve, then believe, then disbelieve, then increase in disbelief, God will not forgive them, nor will He guide them to a way.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Verily, those who believed, in Moses, namely, the Jews, and then disbelieved, by worshipping the calf, and then believed, after that, and then disbelieved, in Jesus, and then increased in disbelief, in Muhammad -- it was not for God to forgive them, for what they have persisted in [of disbelief], nor to guide them to a way, to the truth.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Characteristics of the Hypocrites and Their Destination

Allah says;

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ امَنُواْ ثُمَّ كَفَرُواْ ثُمَّ امَنُواْ ثُمَّ كَفَرُواْ ثُمَّ ازْدَادُواْ كُفْرًا

Verily, those who believe, then disbelieve, then believe (again), and (again) disbelieve, and go on increasing in disbelief;

Allah states that whoever embraces the faith, reverts from it, embraces it again, reverts from it and remains on disbelief and increases in it until death, then he will never have a chance to gain accepted repentance after death. Nor will Allah forgive him, or deliver him from his plight to the path of correct guidance.

This is why Allah said,

لَّمْ يَكُنِ اللّهُ لِيَغْفِرَ لَهُمْ وَلَا لِيَهْدِيَهُمْ سَبِيلً



Allah will not forgive them, nor guide them on the (right) way.

Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that his father said that Ahmad bin Abdah related that Hafs bin Jami said that Samak said that Ikrimah reported that Ibn Abbas commented;
ثُمَّ ازْدَادُواْ كُفْرًا
(and go on increasing in disbelief),

"They remain on disbelief until they die."

Mujahid said similarly.

Allah then said,

بَشِّرِ الْمُنَافِقِينَ بِأَنَّ لَهُمْ عَذَابًا أَلِيمًا