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Surah Al-Ahzab English Translation,Transliteration Tafsir [1-10]

About the surah Al-Ahzab

Al-Ahzab (Arabic: الأحزاب, al-aḥzāb; meaning: the confederates, or "the clans", "the coalition", or "the combined forces") is the 33rd chapter (sūrah) of the Quran (Q33) with 73 verses.

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The summary/theme of the surah Al-Ahzab: 

Three important events are discussed in the Surah: the Battle of the Trench (or Al-Ahzab: the Clans), which took place in Shawwal, A. H. 5; the raid on Bani Quraizah, which took place in Dhil-Qa'dah, A. H. 5; and the Holy Prophet's marriage with Hadrat Zainab, which was also contracted there.

Lesson learned from  surah Al-Ahzab

  1. Adopt taqwā.  
  2. Rely solely on Allāh.  
  3. Hypocrisy is a grave evil.  
  4. Allāh is oft forgiving and merciful.  
  5. Remember the favours of Allāh by looking back on incidents from the past. 
  6. The Ṣaḥābah رضي الله عنهم were tested to the limits by Allāh, a test which they passed.  
  7. The hypocrites were the enemy within, and they were always trying to cause disruption.  
  8. Who can save you from Allāh if He decides to inflict you with difficulty, or even decides to shower you with His mercy?  
  9. The best example for us is in the Messenger ﷺ  
  10. Depending on your status in society and as a person of religious stature, there is a certain level of conduct that is demanded of you that is above that of others.  
  11. The reward you receive from Allāh will multiply depending on your sacrifices.  
  12. The wives of the Prophet ﷺ were duty-bound by Allāh to inform the masses what would be revealed within the confines of their homes, and any wisdom that would be imparted by the Prophet ﷺ when in private.  
  13. When Allāh and His Messenger ﷺ decide something for an individual, there remains no choice in the matter for them.  
  14. Allāh has more right that you fear Him than fear the people.  
  15. There are āyāt in the Qur’ān wherein Allāh directly rebukes the Prophet ﷺ, yet the Prophet ﷺ did not conceal these āyāt from us, which proves his truthfulness in his claim to Prophethood and trustworthiness.  
  16. Muḥammad ﷺ was the seal of the Prophets; he was the final one.  
  17. Remember Allāh in abundance.  
  18. Ignore the inconveniences and trouble caused by the hypocrites. Rely on Allāh to take care of them.  
  19. There were certain privileges given by Allāh to the Prophet ﷺ over the rest of the Ummah.  
  20.  When invited to eat at someone’s house, don’t sit around talking after the food has been served being oblivious to the host’s circumstances.  
  21. You should never shy away from the truth.[6]  
  22. Send salutations upon the Prophet ﷺ in abundance.  
  23. A modest dress code is a means of protection.[7]  
  24. The knowledge of the Final Hour is only with Allāh.  
  25. The disbelievers will regret not following the Messenger ﷺ in the Hereafter.  
  26. Do not mock and jest any Prophet.  
  27. Speak in straightforward terms. Don’t beat around the bush.
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بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّبِيُّ ٱتَّقِ ٱللَّهَ وَلَا تُطِعِ ٱلۡكَٰفِرِينَ وَٱلۡمُنَٰفِقِينَۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ عَلِيمًا حَكِيمٗا
Transliteration:( Yaa aiyuhan Nabiyyut taqil laaha wa laa tuti'il kaafireena wal munaafiqeen; innal laaha kaana 'aleeman Hakeemaa )

1. O Prophet(1) (Communicator of the hidden news)! Continue fearing (2) Allah, and do not listen to the infidels and the hypocrites. Undoubtedly Allah is All-Knowing, the Wise.

وَٱتَّبِعۡ مَا يُوحَىٰٓ إِلَيۡكَ مِن رَّبِّكَۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ خَبِيرٗا
Transliteration:( Wattabi' maa yoohaaa ilaika mir Rabbik; innal laaha kaana bimaa ta'maloona Khabeera )

2.And follow what is revealed to you from your (3) Lord. Surely Allah is aware of your deeds.

وَتَوَكَّلۡ عَلَى ٱللَّهِۚ وَكَفَىٰ بِٱللَّهِ وَكِيلٗا
Transliteration:( Wa tawakkal 'alal laah; wa kafaa billaahi Wakeelaa )

3. And (0 Beloved Prophet) rely on Allah. And Allah is Sufficient as Protector.

مَّا جَعَلَ ٱللَّهُ لِرَجُلٖ مِّن قَلۡبَيۡنِ فِي جَوۡفِهِۦۚ وَمَا جَعَلَ أَزۡوَٰجَكُمُ ٱلَّـٰٓـِٔي تُظَٰهِرُونَ مِنۡهُنَّ أُمَّهَٰتِكُمۡۚ وَمَا جَعَلَ أَدۡعِيَآءَكُمۡ أَبۡنَآءَكُمۡۚ ذَٰلِكُمۡ قَوۡلُكُم بِأَفۡوَٰهِكُمۡۖ وَٱللَّهُ يَقُولُ ٱلۡحَقَّ وَهُوَ يَهۡدِي ٱلسَّبِيلَ
Transliteration:( Maa ja'alal laahu lirajulim min qalbaini fee jawfih; wa maa ja'ala azwaajakumul laaa'ee tuzaahiroona minhunna ummahaatikum; wa maa ja'ala ad'iyaaa'akum abnaaa'akum; zaalikum qawlukum bi afwaa hikum wallaahu yaqoolul haqqa wa Huwa yahdis sabeel )

4. Allah has not placed two hearts(4) inside a man, nor has He made those wives of yours whom you pronounce as equal to your mothers, your real mothers(5), and nor has He made your adopted sons your real sons. This is only the(6) saying of your mouth. And Allah speaks the truth. And only He guides(7) you to the (right) way.

ٱدۡعُوهُمۡ لِأٓبَآئِهِمۡ هُوَ أَقۡسَطُ عِندَ ٱللَّهِۚ فَإِن لَّمۡ تَعۡلَمُوٓاْ ءَابَآءَهُمۡ فَإِخۡوَٰنُكُمۡ فِي ٱلدِّينِ وَمَوَٰلِيكُمۡۚ وَلَيۡسَ عَلَيۡكُمۡ جُنَاحٞ فِيمَآ أَخۡطَأۡتُم بِهِۦ وَلَٰكِن مَّا تَعَمَّدَتۡ قُلُوبُكُمۡۚ وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ غَفُورٗا رَّحِيمًا
Transliteration:( Ud'oohum li aabaaa'ihim huwa aqsatu 'indal laah; fa illam ta'lamooo aabaaa'ahum fa ikhwaanukum fid deeni wa mawaaleekum; wa laisa 'alaikum junaahun feemaaa akhtaatum bihee wa laakim maa ta'ammadat quloobukum; wa kaanal laahu Ghafoorar Raheemaa )

5. Call (8) them after their fathers. This is more justified in the sight of Allah. But if you do not know their fathers, then they are brothers in faith, and your friends(9). And there is no sin on you regarding which you made a mistake unintentionally (10). But that is a sin which you may commit with the intention(11) of your heart. And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

ٱلنَّبِيُّ أَوۡلَىٰ بِٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ مِنۡ أَنفُسِهِمۡۖ وَأَزۡوَٰجُهُۥٓ أُمَّهَٰتُهُمۡۗ وَأُوْلُواْ ٱلۡأَرۡحَامِ بَعۡضُهُمۡ أَوۡلَىٰ بِبَعۡضٖ فِي كِتَٰبِ ٱللَّهِ مِنَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ وَٱلۡمُهَٰجِرِينَ إِلَّآ أَن تَفۡعَلُوٓاْ إِلَىٰٓ أَوۡلِيَآئِكُم مَّعۡرُوفٗاۚ كَانَ ذَٰلِكَ فِي ٱلۡكِتَٰبِ مَسۡطُورٗا
Transliteration:( An-Nabiyyu awlaa bil mu'mineena min anfusihim wa azwaajuhoo ummahatuhum wa ulul arhaami ba'duhum awlaa biba'din fee Kitaabil laahi minal mu'meneena wal Muhaajireena illaaa an taf'alooo ilaaa awliyaaa'ikum ma'roofaa; kaana zaalika fil kitaabi mastooraa )

6.The Prophet (Muhammad) is more worthy of the believers even more than their own selves (13), and his wives are their mothers. And blood relations are nearer (14) to one another in the Book of Allah, then the rest of the believers, as well as emigrants (15), except those with whom you do any usual favour (16) as your friends. This is inscribed (17) in the Book.

وَإِذۡ أَخَذۡنَا مِنَ ٱلنَّبِيِّـۧنَ مِيثَٰقَهُمۡ وَمِنكَ وَمِن نُّوحٖ وَإِبۡرَٰهِيمَ وَمُوسَىٰ وَعِيسَى ٱبۡنِ مَرۡيَمَۖ وَأَخَذۡنَا مِنۡهُم مِّيثَٰقًا غَلِيظٗا
Transliteration:( Wa iz akhaznaa minan Nabiyyeena meesaaqahum wa minka wa min Noohinw wa Ibraaheema wa Moosaa wa Eesab-ni-Maryama wa akhaznaa minhum meesaaqan ghaleezaa )

7.And O Beloved! Remember when We took covenant (18) from the Prophets, and from you, and from Nuh and Ebrahim and Musa and Isa son of Mary. And We took from (19) them a firm covenant.

لِّيَسۡـَٔلَ ٱلصَّـٰدِقِينَ عَن صِدۡقِهِمۡۚ وَأَعَدَّ لِلۡكَٰفِرِينَ عَذَابًا أَلِيمٗا
Transliteration:( Liyas'alas saadiqeena 'an sidqihim; wa a'adda lilkaa fireena 'azaaban aleemaa (section 1) )

8.That He may question (20) the truthful regarding their truth, and He has already prepared a painful punishment for the infidels.

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱذۡكُرُواْ نِعۡمَةَ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيۡكُمۡ إِذۡ جَآءَتۡكُمۡ جُنُودٞ فَأَرۡسَلۡنَا عَلَيۡهِمۡ رِيحٗا وَجُنُودٗا لَّمۡ تَرَوۡهَاۚ وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ بَصِيرًا
Transliteration:( Yaaa aiyuhal lazeena aamanuz kuroo ni'matal laahi 'alaikum iz jaaa'atkum junoodun fa arsalnaa 'alaihim reehanw wa junoodal lam tarawhaa; wa kaanal laahu bimaa ta'maloona Baseera )

9. O Believers! Remember (21) Allah's favours upon you when some armies pounced on you. Then We sent on them a strong wind and an army (22) (of angels) which you did not see. And Allah observes your deeds.

إِذۡ جَآءُوكُم مِّن فَوۡقِكُمۡ وَمِنۡ أَسۡفَلَ مِنكُمۡ وَإِذۡ زَاغَتِ ٱلۡأَبۡصَٰرُ وَبَلَغَتِ ٱلۡقُلُوبُ ٱلۡحَنَاجِرَ وَتَظُنُّونَ بِٱللَّهِ ٱلظُّنُونَا۠
Transliteration:( Iz jaaa'ookum min fawqikum wa min asfala minkum wa iz zaaghatil absaaru wa balaghatil quloobul hanaajira wa tazunnoona billaahiz zunoonaa )

10.When they (infidels) came upon you from above you, and from below (23) you, and when your eyes dazzled in amazement, and hearts rose up to your throats (24), and you began to think diverse thoughts (25) about Allah (of hope and despair).

Surah Al-Ahzab English Translation and Transliteration

In Surah Al-Ahzab you can read the translation of Ahmad Raza Khan who was a renowned scholar of the Islamic world and his translation book is known as Kanzul Imaan. You can read the transliteration of Surah Al-Ahzab which will help you to understand how to read the Arabic text. Apart from that, we have included a Word-By-Word English Translation of the Arabic text of Surah Al-Ahzab.

Surah Al-Ahzab English Tafsir/Tafseer (Commentry)

In Surah Al-Ahzab we have included two Tafseer (Commentary) in English. The first one is from Mufti Ahmad Yaar Khan who was a well-known scholar. In this tafsir, we have also included the most popular Tafsir Ibn-Kathir which is the most comprehensive tafsir available in the world. You can read both or any one of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 73 verses / Ayat in Surah Al-Ahzab

Surah Al-Ahzab was revealed in Madinah

Surah Al-Ahzab can be found in Juz or Para 21-22

There are 9 Ruku in Surah Al-Ahzab

Surah number of Surah Al-Ahzab is 33

The meaning of Surah Al-Ahzab is The Clans, The Confederates, The Combined Forces

You can find English Translation, Transliteration and Tafseer/Tafsir of Surah Al-Ahzab here at quran4ever.com. Here two tafseer are currently.One is Tafsir Ibn-Kathir and another one is Tafsir-e-Naeemi.

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