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man
مَّن
(He) who
yuṭiʿi
يُطِعِ
obeys
l-rasūla
ٱلرَّسُولَ
the Messenger
faqad
فَقَدْ
then surely
aṭāʿa
أَطَاعَ
he obeyed
l-laha
ٱللَّهَۖ
Allah,
waman
وَمَن
and whoever
tawallā
تَوَلَّىٰ
turns away -
famā
فَمَآ
then not
arsalnāka
أَرْسَلْنَٰكَ
We (have) sent you
ʿalayhim
عَلَيْهِمْ
over them
ḥafīẓan
حَفِيظًا
(as) a guardian

Man yuti'ir Rasoola faqad ataa'al laaha wa man tawallaa famaaa arsalnaaka 'alaihim hafeezaa

Sahih International:

He who obeys the Messenger has obeyed Allah; but those who turn away - We have not sent you over them as a guardian.

1 A. J. Arberry

Whosoever obeys the Messenger, thereby obeys God; and whosoever turns his back - We have not sent thee to be a watcher over them.

2 Abdul Haleem

Whoever obeys the Messenger obeys God. If some pay no heed, We have not sent you to be their keeper.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Whosoever obeyeth the apostle hath indeed obeyed Allah, and whosoever turnoth away -We have not sent thee over them as a keeper.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

He who obeys the Messenger, obeys Allah; But if any turn away, We have not sent thee to watch over their (evil deeds).

5 Abul Ala Maududi

He who obeys the Messenger thereby obeys Allah; as for he who turns away, We have not sent you as a keeper over them!

6 Ahmed Ali

He who obeys the Apostle obeys God; and if some turn away (remember) We have not sent you as warden over them.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Whoever obeys the Noble Messenger has indeed obeyed Allah; and for those who turn away – We have not sent you as their saviour.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Whoever obeys the Apostle certainly obeys Allah; and as for those who turn their backs [on you]; We have not sent you to keep watch over them.

9 Ali Ünal

He who obeys the Messenger (thereby) obeys God, and he who turns away from him (and his way), (do not be grieved, O Messenger, for) We have not sent you as a keeper and watcher over them (to prevent their misdeeds and be accountable for them).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

He that obeys this perfect Messenger, surely, has obeyed Allâh. As for those who turn away, then, We have not sent you as a guardian over them (so as to be held accountable for their actions).

11 English Literal

And who obeys the messenger, so he obeyed God, and who turned away, so We did not send you on them (as) a protector .

12 Faridul Haque

Whoever obeys the Noble Messenger has indeed obeyed Allah; and for those who turn away - We have not sent you as their saviour.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Do they not meditate on the Quran? If it were from other than Allah they would find in it many a discrepancy (inconsistencies, contradictions).

14 Hilali & Khan

He who obeys the Messenger (Muhammad SAW), has indeed obeyed Allah, but he who turns away, then we have not sent you (O Muhammad SAW) as a watcher over them.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Whatever good befalls thee (O man), it is from Allah, and whatever misfortune befalls thee, it is from thyself. And We have sent thee (O Prophet) to mankind as a Messenger. And Allah is sufficient as a witness.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Whoever obeys the Apostle, he indeed obeys Allah, and whoever turns back, so We have not sent you as a keeper over them.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Whoso obeyeth the messenger hath obeyed Allah, and whoso turneth away: We have not sent thee as a warder over them.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

One who obeys the Messenger has certainly obeyed God. You have not been sent to watch over those who turn away from you.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Whosoever obeys the Messenger, indeed he has obeyed Allah. As for those who turn away, We have not sent you to be their protector.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

He who obeys the Messenger, has indeed obeyed Allah, but he who turns away, then We have not sent you as a watcher over them.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

He who obeys the Messenger obeys God. As for those who turn away, know that We have not sent you to be their keeper.

22 Talal Itani

Whoever obeys the Messenger is obeying God. And whoever turns away—We did not send you as a watcher over them.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Whoever obeys the Messenger, verily obeys God; and whoever turns his back, [whoever] avoids obedience to you, do not be concerned with them; We have not sent you as a watcher over them, to keep watch over their deeds, but as a warner. Their affair is Ours [to deal with] and We will requite them. This [statement] was before the command to fight [them was revealed].

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Obeying the Messenger is Obeying Allah

Allah says;

مَّنْ يُطِعِ الرَّسُولَ فَقَدْ أَطَاعَ اللّهَ

He who obeys the Messenger, has indeed obeyed Allah,

Allah states that whoever obeys His servant and Messenger, Muhammad, obeys Allah; and whoever disobeys him, disobeys Allah. Verily, whatever the Messenger utters is not of his own desire, but a revelation inspired to him.

Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that Abu Hurayrah said that the Messenger of Allah said,

مَنْ أَطَاعَنِي فَقَدْ أَطَاعَ اللهَ وَمَنْ عَصَانِي فَقَدْ عَصَى اللهَ وَمَنْ أَطَاعَ الاَْمِيرَ فَقَدْ أَطَاعَنِي وَمَنْ عَصَى الاَْمِيرَ فَقَدْ عَصَانِي

Whoever obeys me, obeys Allah; and whoever disobeys me, disobeys Allah. Whoever obeys the Amir (leader, ruler), obeys me; and whoever disobeys the Amir, disobeys me.

This Hadith was recorded in the Two Sahihs.

Allah's statement,

وَمَن تَوَلَّى فَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ عَلَيْهِمْ حَفِيظًا



But he who turns away, then We have not sent you as a watcher over them.

means, do not worry about him. Your job is only to convey, and whoever obeys you, he will acquire happiness and success and you will gain a similar reward to that he earns. As for the one who turns away from you, he will gain failure and loss and you will not carry a burden because of what he does.

A Hadith states,

مَنْ يُطِعِ اللهَ وَرَسُولَهُ فَقَدْ رَشَدَ وَمَنْ يَعْصِ اللهَ وَرَسُولَهُ فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَضُرُّ إِلاَّ نَفْسَه

Whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, will acquire guidance; and whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, will only harm himself.
The Foolishness of the Hypocrites

Allah said