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wa-idhā
وَإِذَا
And whenever
مَآ
And whenever
unzilat
أُنزِلَتْ
is revealed
sūratun
سُورَةٌ
a Surah,
famin'hum
فَمِنْهُم
among them
man
مَّن
(are some) who
yaqūlu
يَقُولُ
say,
ayyukum
أَيُّكُمْ
"Which of you
zādathu
زَادَتْهُ
(has) increased [it]
hādhihi
هَٰذِهِۦٓ
(by) this
īmānan
إِيمَٰنًاۚ
(in) faith?"
fa-ammā
فَأَمَّا
As for
alladhīna
ٱلَّذِينَ
those who
āmanū
ءَامَنُوا۟
believe
fazādathum
فَزَادَتْهُمْ
then it has increased them
īmānan
إِيمَٰنًا
(in) faith
wahum
وَهُمْ
and they
yastabshirūna
يَسْتَبْشِرُونَ
rejoice.

Wa izaa maaa unzilat Sooratun faminhum mai yaqoolu aiyukum zaadat hu haazihee eemaanaa; fa ammal lazeena aamanoo fazaadat hum eemaananw wa hum yastabshiroon

Sahih International:

And whenever a surah is revealed, there are among the hypocrites those who say, "Which of you has this increased faith?" As for those who believed, it has increased them in faith, while they are rejoicing.

1 A. J. Arberry

Whenever a sura is sent down to thee, some of them say, 'Which of you has this increased in belief?' As for the believers, them it has increased in belief, and they are joyful.

2 Abdul Haleem

When a sura is revealed, some [hypocrites] say, ‘Have any of you been strengthened in faith by it?’ It certainly does strengthen the faith of those who believe and they rejoice,

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And whenever a Surah s sent down, there are some of them who say which of You hath this increased in faith! As for those who believe, it hath increased them in faith, and they rejoice.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Whenever there cometh down a sura, some of them say; "Which of you has had His faith increased by it?" Yea, those who believe,- their faith is increased and they do rejoice.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

And whenever a new surah is revealed some of the hypocrites ask the believers (in jest): "Whose faith has increased because of this?" As for those who believe, it will certainly increase their faith, and they are joyful over that.

6 Ahmed Ali

When a Surah is revealed some of them remark: "Whose faith among you has it increased?" It does increase the faith of those who believe, and they rejoice.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And whenever a chapter is sent down, some of them say, “Whose faith among you has this promoted?” So it has promoted the faith of the believers and they are rejoicing!

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Whenever a surah is sent down, there are some of them who say, ‘Which of you did it increase in faith?’ As for those who have faith, it increases them in faith, and they rejoice.

9 Ali Ünal

Whenever a surah is sent down, there are some among them (the hypocrites) who say: "Which of you has this strengthened in his faith?" As for those who believe, it does strengthen them in faith and they rejoice in its being sent down and in the glad tidings (they receive thereby).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

And whenever a Sûrah is revealed there are some of these (hypocrites) who say (scornfully), `Which one of you has this (chapter) increased in faith?´ As for the believers it (- the revelation of the chapter) does certainly increase their faith and they do rejoice (therefore).

11 English Literal

And when any chapter of the Koran was descended, so from them who says: "Which of you (has) this it increased him faith/belief?" So but those who believed, so it increased them faith/belief, and they be announced good news to/be cheerful .

12 Faridul Haque

And whenever a chapter is sent down, some of them say, "Whose faith among you has this promoted?" So it has promoted the faith of the believers and they are rejoicing!

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And whenever a verse is sent down, there are some of them who say (sarcastically), "Which of you has thus increased in faith?" But as for those who believe, it does increase their faith, and they shall rejoice.

14 Hilali & Khan

And whenever there comes down a Surah (chapter from the Quran), some of them (hypocrites) say: "Which of you has had his Faith increased by it?" As for those who believe, it has increased their Faith, and they rejoice.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

O you who believe, fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you and let them find firmness in you. And know that Allah is with those who keep their duty.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And whenever a chapter is revealed, there are some of them who say: Which of you has it strengthened in faith? Then as for those who believe, it strengthens them in faith and they rejoice.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And whenever a surah is revealed there are some of them who say: Which one of you hath thus increased in faith? As for those who believe, it hath increased them in faith and they rejoice (therefor).

18 Muhammad Sarwar

When a chapter (of the Quran) is revealed, some people ask others, "Whose faith among you people has received strength from this (revelation)?" It (the revelation) certainly strengthens the faith of the believers and they consider it to be a glad news.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Whenever a chapter is sent down to you, some ask: 'Which of you has it increased in belief' It will surely increase the belief of the believers and they are joyful.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And whenever there comes down a Surah, some of them (hypocrites) say: "Which of you has had his faith increased by it" As for those who believe, it has increased their faith, and they rejoice.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Whenever a chapter is sent down, there are some of them who say, "Which of you has had his faith increased by it?" But, as for those who believe, it increases their faith and they rejoice,

22 Talal Itani

Whenever a chapter is revealed, some of them say, “Which of you has this increased in faith?” As for those who believe: it increases them in faith, and they rejoice.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And whenever a sra, of the Qur'n, is revealed, there are some of them, that is, the hypocrites, who say, to their companions, mockingly; `Which of you has this increased in faith?', and God says; As for those who believe, it has increased them in faith, because they accept that it is true, and they rejoice, because of it.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Faith of the Believers increases, while Hypocrites increase in Doubts and Suspicion

Allah said,

وَإِذَا مَا أُنزِلَتْ سُورَةٌ

And whenever there comes down a Surah,

then among the hypocrites are,

فَمِنْهُم مَّن يَقُولُ أَيُّكُمْ زَادَتْهُ هَـذِهِ إِيمَانًا

some of them say;"Which of you has had his faith increased by it!"

They say to each other, who among you had his faith increased by this Surah (from the Qur'an).

Allah the Exalted said,

فَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ امَنُواْ فَزَادَتْهُمْ إِيمَانًا وَهُمْ يَسْتَبْشِرُونَ



As for those who believe, it has increased their faith, and they rejoice.

This Ayah is one of the mightiest evidences that faith increases and decreases, as is the belief of most of the Salaf and later generations of scholars and Imams.

Many scholars said that there is a consensus on this ruling. We explained this subject in detail in the beginning of the explanation of Sahih Al-Bukhari, may Allah grant him His mercy.

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