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Surah As-Saff English Translation,Transliteration Tafsir [1-10]

About the surah as-saff

Battle Array (Arabic: الصف, aṣ-Ṣaff, aka "The Ranks") is the 61st chapter (sūrah) of the Quran, with 14 verses (āyāt).

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The theme / Summary of the surah as-saff

Muslims of weak faith and those who entered Islam as a cover-up are exhorted in this Surah to demonstrate sincerity in their faith, and to give their lives in the cause of Allah.

Lesson learned from surah as-saff

  1. Don’t tell others to do things you wouldn’t do yourself.  
  2. Allāh loves organisation.  
  3. The disbelievers will try and extinguish the Light of Allāh, but Allāh will ensure His Light remains in spite of their dislike.  
  4. The Dīn was sent to be dominant over others.  
  5. We need to support the cause of Allāh’s Messenger ﷺ by trying our utmost in propagating his message and teachings.
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بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


سَبَّحَ لِلَّهِ مَا فِي ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَمَا فِي ٱلۡأَرۡضِۖ وَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡحَكِيمُ
Transliteration:( Sabbaha lillaahi maa fisamaawaati wa maa fil ardi wa huwal 'Azeezul Hakeem )

1. Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth glorifies(1) Allah; and He is the Most Honourable, the Wise.

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لِمَ تَقُولُونَ مَا لَا تَفۡعَلُونَ
Transliteration:( Yaa ayyuhal lazeena aamanoo lima taqooloona maa laa taf'aloon )

2.0 believers! Why do you profess(2)? which you do not practice (3).

كَبُرَ مَقۡتًا عِندَ ٱللَّهِ أَن تَقُولُواْ مَا لَا تَفۡعَلُونَ
Transliteration:( Kabura maqtan 'indal laahi an taqooloo maa laa taf'aloon )

3.It is most hateful to Allah that you say upon which you do not act(4)

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلَّذِينَ يُقَٰتِلُونَ فِي سَبِيلِهِۦ صَفّٗا كَأَنَّهُم بُنۡيَٰنٞ مَّرۡصُوصٞ
Transliteration:( Innal laaha yuhibbul lazeena yuqaatiloona fee sabeelihee saffan ka annahum bunyaanum marsoos )

4. Undoubtedly, Allah loves those who fight (5) in His way in full formation ranks as if they were a firm wall cemented with lead (6),

وَإِذۡ قَالَ مُوسَىٰ لِقَوۡمِهِۦ يَٰقَوۡمِ لِمَ تُؤۡذُونَنِي وَقَد تَّعۡلَمُونَ أَنِّي رَسُولُ ٱللَّهِ إِلَيۡكُمۡۖ فَلَمَّا زَاغُوٓاْ أَزَاغَ ٱللَّهُ قُلُوبَهُمۡۚ وَٱللَّهُ لَا يَهۡدِي ٱلۡقَوۡمَ ٱلۡفَٰسِقِينَ
Transliteration:( Wa iz qaala Moosa liqawmihee yaa qawmi lima tu'zoonanee wa qat ta'lamoona annee Rasoolul laahi ilaikum falammaa zaaghooo azaaghal laahu quloobahum; wallaahu laa yahdil qawmal faasiqeen )

5. And (remember) when Musa said to his people: "O my people! Why do you give me trouble (7)? And you know indeed that I am Allah's Messenger (8) (sent) to you." But when they deviated, Allah caused their hearts to deviate (9). And Allah. does not guide the transgressing people (10).

وَإِذۡ قَالَ عِيسَى ٱبۡنُ مَرۡيَمَ يَٰبَنِيٓ إِسۡرَـٰٓءِيلَ إِنِّي رَسُولُ ٱللَّهِ إِلَيۡكُم مُّصَدِّقٗا لِّمَا بَيۡنَ يَدَيَّ مِنَ ٱلتَّوۡرَىٰةِ وَمُبَشِّرَۢا بِرَسُولٖ يَأۡتِي مِنۢ بَعۡدِي ٱسۡمُهُۥٓ أَحۡمَدُۖ فَلَمَّا جَآءَهُم بِٱلۡبَيِّنَٰتِ قَالُواْ هَٰذَا سِحۡرٞ مُّبِينٞ
Transliteration:( Wa iz qaala 'Eesab-nu-Maryama yaa Banee Israaa'eela innee Rasoolul laahi ilaikum musaddiqal limaa baina yadayya minat Tawraati wa mubashshiram bi Rasooliny yaatee mim ba'dis muhooo Ahmad; falammaa jaaa'ahum bil baiyinaati qaaloo haazaa sihrum mubeen )

6. And when Isa bin Mariam said (11) : "O Children of Israeel! Surely, I am the Messenger of Allah (sent) to you confirming (12), that which is before me in the Tauraat, and giving the good Messenger (Prophet news of a Muhammad) who will come after me. His name shall be Ahmad (13)," But, when he came to them with clear proofs they said: "This is clear magic (14)".

وَمَنۡ أَظۡلَمُ مِمَّنِ ٱفۡتَرَىٰ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ ٱلۡكَذِبَ وَهُوَ يُدۡعَىٰٓ إِلَى ٱلۡإِسۡلَٰمِۚ وَٱللَّهُ لَا يَهۡدِي ٱلۡقَوۡمَ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ
Transliteration:( Wa man azlamu mimma nif taraa 'alal laahil kaziba wa huwa yad'aaa ilal Islaam; wallaahu laa yahdil qawmaz zaalimeen )

7.But who is more cruel than he who forges a lie against Allah when he is invited (15) to Islam? Allah does not guide the unjust people (16).

يُرِيدُونَ لِيُطۡفِـُٔواْ نُورَ ٱللَّهِ بِأَفۡوَٰهِهِمۡ وَٱللَّهُ مُتِمُّ نُورِهِۦ وَلَوۡ كَرِهَ ٱلۡكَٰفِرُونَ
Transliteration:( Yureedoona liyutfi'oo nooral laahi bi afwaahihim wallaahu mutimmu noorihee wa law karihal kaafiroon )

8.They desire to extinguish (17) the ight of Allah blowing it with their mouths, but Allah will perfect His Light, even though the infidels may hate it (18).

هُوَ ٱلَّذِيٓ أَرۡسَلَ رَسُولَهُۥ بِٱلۡهُدَىٰ وَدِينِ ٱلۡحَقِّ لِيُظۡهِرَهُۥ عَلَى ٱلدِّينِ كُلِّهِۦ وَلَوۡ كَرِهَ ٱلۡمُشۡرِكُونَ
Transliteration:( Huwal lazee arsala Rasoolahoo bilhudaa wa deenil haqqi liyuzhirahoo 'alad deeni kullihee wa law karihal mushrikoon )

9. It is He Who sent His Messenger with the guidance and the true religion (19), that He may cause it to dominate over all the religions (20), even though the polytheists may hate it.

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ هَلۡ أَدُلُّكُمۡ عَلَىٰ تِجَٰرَةٖ تُنجِيكُم مِّنۡ عَذَابٍ أَلِيمٖ
Transliteration:( Yaaa ayyuhal lazeena aamanoo hal adullukum 'alaa tijaaratin tunjeekum min 'azaabin aleem )

10.0 believers! Should I point out to you a bargain, which may save you from a painful punishment (21)?


Surah As-Saff English Translation and Transliteration

In Surah As-Saff 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 As-Saff 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 As-Saff.

Surah As-Saff English Tafsir/Tafseer (Commentry)

In Surah As-Saff 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 14 verses / Ayat in Surah As-Saff

Surah As-Saff was revealed in Madinah

Surah As-Saff can be found in Juz or Para 28

There are 1 1/2 Ruku in Surah As-Saff

Surah number of Surah As-Saff is 61

The meaning of Surah As-Saff is The Ranks, Battle Array

You can find English Translation, Transliteration and Tafseer/Tafsir of Surah As-Saff 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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