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wa-udh'kurū
وَٱذْكُرُوا۟
And remember
niʿ'mata
نِعْمَةَ
(the) Favor
l-lahi
ٱللَّهِ
(of) Allah
ʿalaykum
عَلَيْكُمْ
upon you
wamīthāqahu
وَمِيثَٰقَهُ
and His covenant
alladhī
ٱلَّذِى
which
wāthaqakum
وَاثَقَكُم
He bound you
bihi
بِهِۦٓ
with [it]
idh
إِذْ
when
qul'tum
قُلْتُمْ
you said,
samiʿ'nā
سَمِعْنَا
"We heard
wa-aṭaʿnā
وَأَطَعْنَاۖ
and we obeyed
wa-ittaqū
وَٱتَّقُوا۟
and fear
l-laha
ٱللَّهَۚ
Allah.
inna
إِنَّ
Indeed,
l-laha
ٱللَّهَ
Allah
ʿalīmun
عَلِيمٌۢ
(is) All-Knower
bidhāti
بِذَاتِ
of what
l-ṣudūri
ٱلصُّدُورِ
(is in) the breasts.

Wazkuroo ni'matal laahi 'alaikum wa meesaaqahul lazee waasaqakum biheee iz qultum sami'naa wa ata'naa wattaqul laah; innal laaha 'aleemum bizaatis sudoor

Sahih International:

And remember the favor of Allah upon you and His covenant with which He bound you when you said, "We hear and we obey"; and fear Allah. Indeed, Allah is Knowing of that within the breasts.

1 A. J. Arberry

And remember God's blessing upon you, and His compact which He made with you when you said, 'We have heard and we obey. And fear you God; surely God knows the thoughts in the breasts.

2 Abdul Haleem

Remember God’s blessing on you and the pledge with which you were bound when you said, ‘We hear and we obey.’ Be mindful of God: God has full knowledge of the secrets of the heart.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And remember Allah's favour on you and His bond wherewith He bound you firmly when ye said: we hearken and we obey. And fear Allah: verily Allah is Knower of that which is in the breasts.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

And call in remembrance the favour of Allah unto you, and His covenant, which He ratified with you, when ye said; "We hear and we obey"; And fear Allah, for Allah knoweth well the secrets of your hearts.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Remember Allah's favour upon you and His covenant which He made with you when you said: 'We have heard and we obey.' So do fear Allah. Allah has full knowledge even of that which is hidden in the breasts of people.

6 Ahmed Ali

Remember the favours He bestowed on you, and the covenant He cemented with you, when you said: "We have heard and obey." Have fear of God, for He knows the secrets of your heart.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And remember Allah’s favour upon you and the covenant He took from you when you said, “We hear and we obey” – and fear Allah; indeed Allah knows what lies within the hearts.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Remember Allah’s blessing upon you and His covenant with which He has bound you when you said, ‘We hear and obey.’ And be wary of Allah. Indeed Allah knows best what is in the breasts.

9 Ali Ünal

And remember God’s favor upon you and the pledge by which He bound you when you said: "We have heard and we obey." Keep from disobedience to God in reverence for Him and piety. Surely God has full knowledge of what lies hidden in the bosoms.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

And (O Muslims!) remember Allâh´s favour which rests upon you (in the form of the Qur´ân) and (to abide by its teachings) His covenant to which He has bound you, when you said, `We hear (your commandments) and we obey (them).´ And take Allâh as a shield. Verily, Allâh knows well what is in the inmost depths of the minds.

11 English Literal

And remember/mention God`s blessing/goodness on you, and His entrustment that He entrusted you with it, when you said: "We heard/listened and we obeyed." And fear and obey God, that God (is) knowledgeable within the innermosts (chests).

12 Faridul Haque

And remember Allah’s favour upon you and the covenant He took from you when you said, “We hear and we obey” - and fear Allah; indeed Allah knows what lies within the hearts.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

O you who believe! Stand steadfast as witnesses for Allah with justice; and let not hatred of (or towards) a people tempt you to injustice. Act with equity, that is nearer to piety, and fear Allah; for Allah is Aware of what you do.

14 Hilali & Khan

And remember Allah's Favour upon you and His Covenant with which He bound you when you said: "We hear and we obey." And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is All-Knower of the secrets of (your) breasts.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

O you who believe, when you rise up for prayer, wash your faces, and your hands up to the elbows, and wipe your heads, and (wash) your feet up to the ankles. And if you are under an obligation, then wash (yourselves). And if you are sick or on a journey, or one of you comes from the privy, or you have had contact with women and you cannot find water, betake yourselves to pure earth and wipe your faces and your hands therewith. Allah desires not to place a burden on you but He wishes to purify you, and that He may complete His favour on you, so that you may give thanks.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And remember the favor of Allah on you and His covenant with which He bound you firmly, when you said: We have heard and we obey, and be careful of (your duty to) Allah, surely Allah knows what is in the breasts.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Remember Allah's grace upon you and His covenant by which He bound you when ye said: We hear and we obey; And keep your duty to Allah. Lo! He knoweth what is in the breasts (of men).

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Remember God's favors to you and the firm covenant that He has made with you. You said because of this covenant, "We have heard (the words of the Lord) and have obeyed Him." Have fear of God; He knows well all that the hearts contain.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Remember the favor of Allah upon you, and the covenant with which He bound you when you said: 'We hear and obey' Have fear of Allah. Allah is the Knower of the innermost of the chests'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And remember Allah's favor to you and His covenant with which He bound you when you said: "We hear and we obey." And have Taqwa of Allah. Verily, Allah is All-Knower of that which is in the breasts.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Remember God's favour to you, and the covenant, which He made with you when you said, "We hear and we obey." Fear God. God has full knowledge of the innermost thoughts of men.

22 Talal Itani

And Remember God’s blessings upon you, and His covenant which He covenanted with you; when you said, “We hear and we obey.” And remain conscious of God, for God knows what the hearts contain.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And remember God's grace upon you, through Islam, and His covenant, His pledge, which He made, He bound, with you when you said, to the Prophet (s) upon pledging allegiance to him; `We hear and we obey', all that you command and forbid, of what we love and what we despise. And fear God, in His covenant, lest you break it. Surely God knows what is in the breasts, that is, what is in the hearts [of people], all the more reason for [Him to have knowledge of] other things.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Reminding the Believers of the Bounty of the Message and Islam

Allah reminds His believing servants of His bounty by legislating this glorious religion and sending them this honorable Messenger. He also reminds them of the covenant and pledges that He took from them to follow the Messenger, support and aid him, implement his Law and convey it on his behalf, while accepting it themselves.

Allah said,

وَاذْكُرُواْ نِعْمَةَ اللّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَمِيثَاقَهُ الَّذِي وَاثَقَكُم بِهِ إِذْ قُلْتُمْ سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا

And remember Allah's favor upon you and His covenant with which He bound you when you said, "We hear and we obey."

This is the pledge that they used to give to the Messenger of Allah when they embraced Islam. They used to say, "We gave our pledge of obedience to the Messenger of Allah to hear and obey, in times when we are active and otherwise, even if we were passed on for rights, and not to dispute leadership with its rightful people."

Allah also said,

وَمَا لَكُمْ لَا تُوْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ

وَالرَّسُولُ يَدْعُوكُمْ لِتُوْمِنُوا بِرَبِّكُمْ وَقَدْ أَخَذَ مِيثَاقَكُمْ إِن كُنتُم مُّوْمِنِينَ

And what is the matter with you that you believe not in Allah! While the Messenger invites you to believe in your Lord; and He has indeed taken your covenant, if you are real believers. (57;8)

It was also said that this Ayah (5;7) reminds the Jews of the pledges and promises Allah took from them to follow Muhammad and adhere to his Law, as Ali bin Abi Talhah reported that Ibn Abbas stated.

Allah then said,

وَاتَّقُواْ اللّهَ

And have Taqwa of Allah.

in all times and situations.

Allah says that He knows the secrets and thoughts that the hearts conceal,

إِنَّ اللّهَ عَلِيمٌ بِذَاتِ الصُّدُورِ



Verily, Allah is All-Knower of the secrets of (your) breasts.
The Necessity of Observing Justice

Allah said