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walaw
وَلَوْ
And if
annahum
أَنَّهُمْ
they
ṣabarū
صَبَرُوا۟
had been patient
ḥattā
حَتَّىٰ
until
takhruja
تَخْرُجَ
you came out
ilayhim
إِلَيْهِمْ
to them
lakāna
لَكَانَ
certainly it would be
khayran
خَيْرًا
better
lahum
لَّهُمْۚ
for them.
wal-lahu
وَٱللَّهُ
And Allah
ghafūrun
غَفُورٌ
(is) Oft-Forgiving,
raḥīmun
رَّحِيمٌ
Most Merciful.

Wa law annahum sabaroo hatta takhruja ilaihim lakaana khairal lahum; wallaahu Ghafoorur Raheem

Sahih International:

And if they had been patient until you [could] come out to them, it would have been better for them. But Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

1 A. J. Arberry

And if they had patience, until thou comest out to them, that would be better for them; and God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.

2 Abdul Haleem

It would have been better for them if they had waited patiently for you to come out to them but God is all forgiving and merciful.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And had they had patience till thou camest forth Unto them, it had surely been best for them; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

If only they had patience until thou couldst come out to them, it would be best for them; but Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

If they were patient until you went out to them, that would have been better for them. Allah is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.

6 Ahmed Ali

If they had waited for you to come out it would have been better for them. But God is forgiving and kind.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And had they been patient until you yourself came out to them, it would be better for them; and Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Had they been patient until you came out for them, it would have been better for them, and Allah is all-forgiving, all-merciful.

9 Ali Ünal

If (instead of shouting to you to come out to them) they had been patient until you came out to them, it would certainly have been better for them (in respect of the manners due to you from them). However, God is All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate (especially toward His believing servants, and may forgive ill-manners arising from ignorance).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

If they only had patience to wait until you could come out to them it would be better for them, yet Allâh is Great Protector (against faults), Ever Merciful.

11 English Literal

And if that they were patient until you get out/emerge to them, (it) would have been better for them, and God (is) forgiving, merciful.

12 Faridul Haque

And had they been patient until you yourself came out to them, it would be better for them; and Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And if they wait patiently until you come out to them, it would certainly be better for them, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

14 Hilali & Khan

And if they had patience till you could come out to them, it would have been better for them. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Those who call out to thee from behind the private apartments, most of them have no sense.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And if they wait patiently until you come out to them, it would certainly be better for them, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And if they had had patience till thou camest forth unto them, it had been better for them. And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Had they exercised patience until you had come out, it would have been better for them. God is All-forgiving and All-merciful.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

If they had patience until you went out to them, it would have been better for them. But Allah is the Forgiving and the Most Merciful.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And if they had patience till you could come out to them, it would have been better for them. And Allah is Forgiving, Most Merciful.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

If they waited patiently until you came out to see them, it would be better for them. But God is forgiving and merciful.

22 Talal Itani

Had they remained patient until you came out to them, it would have been better for them. But God is Forgiving and Merciful.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And had they been patient (annahum, `they', has independent status, on account of inceptiveness; alternatively, it is said to govern an implied verb such as thabata, `had [their patience] been maintained') until you came out to them, it would have been better for them; and God is Forgiving, Merciful, to those of them who repent.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

وَلَوْ أَنَّهُمْ صَبَرُوا حَتَّى تَخْرُجَ إِلَيْهِمْ لَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَّهُمْ

And if they had patience till you could come out to them, it would have been better for them.

it would have earned them the better benefit of this life and the Hereafter.

Allah, Worthy of all praise, then encourages them to turn to Him in repentance.

وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ



And Allah is Forgiving, Most Merciful.

It was reported that this Ayah was revealed about Al-Aqra bin Habis At-Tamimi, may Allah be pleased with him, according to more than one source.

Imam Ahmad recorded that Al-Aqra bin Habis said that

he called the Messenger of Allah from behind his dwellings, saying,

"O Muhammad! O Muhammad!" "O Allah's Messenger!"

but the Messenger did not answer him,

according to another narration, Al-Aqra` said,

"O Allah's Messenger