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walaw
وَلَوْ
And if
kānū
كَانُوا۟
they had
yu'minūna
يُؤْمِنُونَ
believed
bil-lahi
بِٱللَّهِ
in Allah
wal-nabiyi
وَٱلنَّبِىِّ
and the Prophet
wamā
وَمَآ
and what
unzila
أُنزِلَ
has been revealed
ilayhi
إِلَيْهِ
to him,
مَا
not
ittakhadhūhum
ٱتَّخَذُوهُمْ
they (would have) taken them
awliyāa
أَوْلِيَآءَ
(as) allies;
walākinna
وَلَٰكِنَّ
[and] but
kathīran
كَثِيرًا
many
min'hum
مِّنْهُمْ
of them
fāsiqūna
فَٰسِقُونَ
(are) defiantly disobedient.

Wa law kaanoo yu'minoona billaahi wan nabiyyi wa maaa unzila ilaihi attakhazoohum awliyaaa'a wa laakinna kaseeram minhum faasiqoon

Sahih International:

And if they had believed in Allah and the Prophet and in what was revealed to him, they would not have taken them as allies; but many of them are defiantly disobedient.

1 A. J. Arberry

Yet had they believed in God and the Prophet and what has been sent down to him, they would not have taken them as friends; but many of them are ungodly.

2 Abdul Haleem

If they had believed in God, in the Prophet, and in what was sent down to him, they would never have allied themselves with the disbelievers, but most of them are rebels.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And had they believed in Allah and the prophet and that which is sent down unto him, they would not have taken them for friends, but many of them are transgressors.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

If only they had believed in Allah, in the Prophet, and in what hath been revealed to him, never would they have taken them for friends and protectors, but most of them are rebellious wrong-doers.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

For had they truly believed in Allah and the Messenger and what was sent down to him, they would not have taken unbelievers (instead of believers) for their allies. But many of them have rebelled against Allah altogether.

6 Ahmed Ali

If they had believed in God and the Prophet and what had been revealed to him, they would never have held them as allies; and many among them are transgressors.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Had they believed in Allah and this Prophet (Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him) and what is sent down upon him, they would not befriend the disbelievers, but most of them are disobedient.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Had they believed in Allah and the Prophet and what has been sent down to him, they would not have taken them for allies. But most of them are transgressors.

9 Ali Ünal

Had they truly believed in God and the (most illustrious) Prophet (Muhammad) and what has been sent down to him, they would not have taken them (the unbelievers) for allies and friends; but many of them are transgressors.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

And if they had believed in Allâh and this perfect Prophet and (in) what has been revealed to him, they would not have taken them for allies; but (they do so for) many of them are disobedient.

11 English Literal

And if they were believing with God, and the prophet and what was descended to him, they would not (have) taken them (as) guardians/allies , and but many from them (are) debauchers .

12 Faridul Haque

Had they believed in Allah and this Prophet (Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) and what is sent down upon him, they would not befriend the disbelievers, but most of them are disobedient.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Thee will surely find that the strongest in enmity against those who believe are the Jews and the idolaters (Pagans); and you will find the nearest in love to those who believe to be those who say, "We are Christians". That is because there are amongst them men devoted to learning (or priests) and men who have renounced the world (or monks), and because they are not proud.

14 Hilali & Khan

And had they believed in Allah, and in the Prophet (Muhammad SAW) and in what has been revealed to him, never would they have taken them (the disbelievers) as Auliya' (protectors and helpers), but many of them are the Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Thou seest many of them befriending those who disbelieve. Certainly evil is that which their souls send before for them, so that Allah is displeased with them and in chastisement will they abide.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And had they believed in Allah and the prophet and what was revealed to him, they would not have taken them for friends but! most of them are transgressors.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

If they believed in Allah and the Prophet and that which is revealed unto him, they would not choose them for their friends. But many of them are of evil conduct.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Had they had faith in God, the Prophet, and what was revealed to him, they would not have been the friends of the unbelievers. However, many of them are evil-doers.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Had they believed in Allah and the Prophet (Muhammad) and that which is sent down to him, they would not have taken them as guides. But many of them are evildoers.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And had they believed in Allah, and in the Prophet and in what has been revealed to him, never would they have taken them as friends; but many of them are rebellious.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Had they believed in God and the Prophet and what was revealed to him, they would not have taken those who deny the truth as their allies, but many of them are disobedient.

22 Talal Itani

Had they believed in God and the Prophet, and in what was revealed to him, they would not have befriended them. But many of them are immoral.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Yet had they believed in God and the Prophet, Muhammad (s), and what has been revealed to him, they would not have affiliated with them, namely, [with] the disbelievers; but many of them are wicked, rebellious against faith.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

وَلَوْ كَانُوا يُوْمِنُونَ بِالله والنَّبِيِّ وَمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْهِ مَا اتَّخَذُوهُمْ أَوْلِيَاء



And had they believed in Allah, and in the Prophet and in what has been revealed to him, never would they have taken them as friends.

meaning, had they sincerely believed in Allah, His Messenger and the Qur'an, they would not have committed the evil act of supporting the disbelievers in secret and being enemies with those who believe in Allah, the Prophet and what was revealed to him,

وَلَـكِنَّ كَثِيرًا مِّنْهُمْ فَاسِقُونَ



but many of them are rebellious.

disobedient to Allah and His Messenger and defiant of the Ayat of His revelation that He sent down