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Surah At-Tawbah English Translation,Transliteration Tafsir [1-10]

About surah At-Tawbah 

At-Tawbah (Arabic: ٱلتوبة, lit. 'the Repentance') is the ninth chapter (sura) of the Quran. It contains 129 verses (ayat).

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The summary /theme of the Surah At-Tawbah: 

Tawbah, which means repentance, is the 9th surah of the Quran with 129 verses revealed in Medina. It is also called Bara'at, meaning repudiation, because the very first word announces the Prophet's (S) repudiation of those who do not believe. 

Lesson learned from Surah At-Tawbah:

  1. Honour your treaties.  
  2. Populating masjids is a sign of Īmān  
  3. If close family members prefer disbelief over Īmān, relationships with them shouldn’t be deep-rooted.[1]  
  4. We have been warned to await severe punishment if there is anything that is more beloved to us than Allāh, His Messenger ﷺ and striving in their path.  
  5. Numbers don’t matter to Allāh; it’s all about quality.  
  6. The enemies of Islām will continue trying to extinguish the Light of Allāh, but Allāh insists that His Light will remain luminous, despite their dislike.  
  7. The punishment for those who hoard wealth and don’t give Zakāh is severe. Their bodies shall be branded with their wealth in Jahannam.  
  8. Hypocrites will take oaths upon oaths to prove their innocence, but they will never stick to them.  
  9. Mocking Allāh and His Messenger ﷺ is an act of disbelief.  
  10. Ṣadaqah is a means of purity [of wealth and soul].  
  11. Don’t ask for the forgiveness of a person who has obviously died in disbelief.  
  12. Keep the company of the pious.  
  13. There is immense reward in striving in the Path of Allāh.  
  14. Seeking knowledge and teaching the Dīn is extremely important. Even if there is a mass call to arms, a group is to stay behind and seek knowledge, to teach those that go out when they return.  
  15. The Prophet ﷺ was very caring towards the Muslims. He would be grieved upon everything that caused the Muslims difficulty, whilst always wishing well for them and showing immense love and mercy towards them. 

Recitation   Benefits of Surah At-Tawbah:

  1. If you recites this surah Allah would keep you safe from falling a victim to hypocrisy.
  2. Those who writes Surah Tawbah on paper and keeps it in his headwear or on his body would be safe from thieves; if there is a fire in neighborhood no misfortune would befall on him.
  3. Also, If you keep Surah Taubah benefits if one’s possession ensures safety from the evil designs of enemies.
  4. SurahTaubah is so beneficial for both world, here & Hereafter. Below we are sharing some waziaf which would be helpful to overcome your various problems. Its last two verses are very important for this purpose. Some Surah Taubah wazifa are given below for you:

لَقَدْ جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولٌ مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ عَزِيزٌ عَلَيْهِ مَا عَنِتُّمْ حَرِيصٌ عَلَيْكُم بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَؤُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ

بیشک تمہارے پاس تم میں سے (ایک باعظمت) رسول (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) تشریف لائے۔ تمہارا تکلیف و مشقت میں پڑنا ان پر سخت گراں (گزرتا) ہے۔ (اے لوگو!) وہ تمہارے لئے (بھلائی اور ہدایت کے) بڑے طالب و آرزو مند رہتے ہیں (اور) مومنوں کے لئے نہایت (ہی) شفیق بے حد رحم فرمانے والے ہیں

Surely a (Glorious) Messenger from amongst yourselves has come to you. Your suffering and distress (becomes) grievously heavy on him (blessings and peace be upon him). (O mankind,) he is ardently desirous of your (betterment and guidance. And) he is most (deeply) clement and merciful to the believers.



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بَرَآءَةٞ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِۦٓ إِلَى ٱلَّذِينَ عَٰهَدتُّم مِّنَ ٱلۡمُشۡرِكِينَ
Transliteration:( Baraaa'atum minal laahi wa Rasooliheee ilal lazeena 'aahattum minal mushrikeen )

1. By this proclamation a disassociation of Allah and His Messenger is made from the polytheists with whom you O Prophet had entered into agreement and they did not keep it (1).

فَسِيحُواْ فِي ٱلۡأَرۡضِ أَرۡبَعَةَ أَشۡهُرٖ وَٱعۡلَمُوٓاْ أَنَّكُمۡ غَيۡرُ مُعۡجِزِي ٱللَّهِ وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ مُخۡزِي ٱلۡكَٰفِرِينَ,
Transliteration:( Faseehoo fil ardi arba'ata ashhurinw wa'lamoooannakum ghairu mu'jizil laahi wa annal laaha mukhzil kaafireen )

2. Then go about in the land for four months and know that you cannot weaken Allah, and Allah disgrace the infidels (2).

وَأَذَٰنٞ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِۦٓ إِلَى ٱلنَّاسِ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡحَجِّ ٱلۡأَكۡبَرِ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ بَرِيٓءٞ مِّنَ ٱلۡمُشۡرِكِينَ وَرَسُولُهُۥۚ فَإِن تُبۡتُمۡ فَهُوَ خَيۡرٞ لَّكُمۡۖ وَإِن تَوَلَّيۡتُمۡ فَٱعۡلَمُوٓاْ أَنَّكُمۡ غَيۡرُ مُعۡجِزِي ٱللَّهِۗ وَبَشِّرِ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ بِعَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ,
Transliteration:( Wa azaanum minal laahi wa Rasooliheee ilan naasi yawmal Hajjil Akbari annal laaha bareee'um minal mushrikeena wa Rasooluh; fa-in tubtum fahuwa khairullakum wa in tawallaitum fa'lamooo annakum ghairu mu'jizil laah; wa bashiril lazeena kafaroo biazaabin aleem )

3.And there is a declaration from Allah and His Messenger to all people on the day of the Great Pilgrimage (3), that Allah and His Messenger are free from any liability to the polytheists. If you (4), then repent, it is good for you, and if you turn your face then know that you cannot weaken (5). Allah. And announce to the infidels of a painful torment.

إِلَّا ٱلَّذِينَ عَٰهَدتُّم مِّنَ ٱلۡمُشۡرِكِينَ ثُمَّ لَمۡ يَنقُصُوكُمۡ شَيۡـٔٗا وَلَمۡ يُظَٰهِرُواْ عَلَيۡكُمۡ أَحَدٗا فَأَتِمُّوٓاْ إِلَيۡهِمۡ عَهۡدَهُمۡ إِلَىٰ مُدَّتِهِمۡۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلۡمُتَّقِينَ,
Transliteration:( Illal lazeena 'aahattum minal mushrikeena summa lam yanqusookum shai'anw-wa lam yuzaahiroo 'alaikum ahadan fa atimmooo ilaihim 'ahdahum ilaa muddatihim; innal laaha yuhibbul muttaqeen )

4. Except those of the polytheists with whom you had an agreement, and they did not detract from the contract, and did not help (7). anyone agreement till the promised term against you. Then fulfill their Undoubtedly, Allah loves the pious ones.

فَإِذَا ٱنسَلَخَ ٱلۡأَشۡهُرُ ٱلۡحُرُمُ فَٱقۡتُلُواْ ٱلۡمُشۡرِكِينَ حَيۡثُ وَجَدتُّمُوهُمۡ وَخُذُوهُمۡ وَٱحۡصُرُوهُمۡ وَٱقۡعُدُواْ لَهُمۡ كُلَّ مَرۡصَدٖۚ فَإِن تَابُواْ وَأَقَامُواْ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَءَاتَوُاْ ٱلزَّكَوٰةَ فَخَلُّواْ سَبِيلَهُمۡۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَفُورٞ رَّحِيمٞ,
Transliteration:( Fa izansalakhal Ashhurul Hurumu faqtulul mushrikeena haisu wajattumoohum wa khuzoohum wahsuroohum waq'udoo lahum kulla marsad; fa-in taaboo wa aqaamus Salaata wa aatawuz Zakaata fakhalloo sabeelahum; innal laaha Ghafoorur Raheem )

5. Then when the sacred (8), months have passed, then slay (9), the infidels wherever (10), you find them for violation and catch them and confine them and sit in wait (11), for them at every place. Again, if they repent and establish prayer and give Zakaat then open the way (12). for. them. Surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful (13).

وَإِنۡ أَحَدٞ مِّنَ ٱلۡمُشۡرِكِينَ ٱسۡتَجَارَكَ فَأَجِرۡهُ حَتَّىٰ يَسۡمَعَ كَلَٰمَ ٱللَّهِ ثُمَّ أَبۡلِغۡهُ مَأۡمَنَهُۥۚ ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمۡ قَوۡمٞ لَّا يَعۡلَمُونَ,
Transliteration:( Wa in ahadum minal mushrikeenas tajaaraka fa ajirhu hattaa yasma'a Kalaamal laahi summa ablighhu maa manah; zaalika bi annahum qawmul laa ya'lamoon )

6. And O Beloved Prophet! if any of the polytheists ask your protection (14), then give him protection that he may hear the word of Allah. Then send him to his place of security. This is because they are the ignorant people.

كَيۡفَ يَكُونُ لِلۡمُشۡرِكِينَ عَهۡدٌ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ وَعِندَ رَسُولِهِۦٓ إِلَّا ٱلَّذِينَ عَٰهَدتُّمۡ عِندَ ٱلۡمَسۡجِدِ ٱلۡحَرَامِۖ فَمَا ٱسۡتَقَٰمُواْ لَكُمۡ فَٱسۡتَقِيمُواْ لَهُمۡۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلۡمُتَّقِينَ,
Transliteration:( Kaifa yakoonu lilmush rikeena 'ahdun 'indallaahi wa 'inda Rasoolihee illal lazeena 'aahattum 'indal Masjidil Haraami famas taqaamoo lakum fastaqeemoo lahum; innallaaha yuhibbul muttaqeen )

7. How can there be any covenant (15), for the polytheist with Allah and His Messenger, except those with whom you made a covenant (16) near the Sacred Mosque? Then as long as they keep it for you, you should also stand for them (17). Surely, Allah loves the pious ones (18).

كَيۡفَ وَإِن يَظۡهَرُواْ عَلَيۡكُمۡ لَا يَرۡقُبُواْ فِيكُمۡ إِلّٗا وَلَا ذِمَّةٗۚ يُرۡضُونَكُم بِأَفۡوَٰهِهِمۡ وَتَأۡبَىٰ قُلُوبُهُمۡ وَأَكۡثَرُهُمۡ فَٰسِقُونَ,
Transliteration:( Kaifa wa iny-yazharoo 'alaikum laa yarquboo feekum illanw wa laa zimmah; yurdoo nakum biafwaahihim wa ta'baa quloobuhum wa aksaruhum faasiqoon )

8. How will it be that they will prevail against you? Then neither would they care (19) for relationship nor for any agreement. They please you from their mouths, but refuse you from their hearts. And most of them are disobedient (20).

ٱشۡتَرَوۡاْ بِـَٔايَٰتِ ٱللَّهِ ثَمَنٗا قَلِيلٗا فَصَدُّواْ عَن سَبِيلِهِۦٓۚ إِنَّهُمۡ سَآءَ مَا كَانُواْ يَعۡمَلُونَ,
Transliteration:( Ishtaraw bi Aayaatil laahi samanan qaleelan fasaddoo 'an sabeelih; innahum saaa'a maa kaanoo ya'maloon )

9. They have sold the verses of Allah for a meagre (21), price, and then they barred others from His Path. Surely, they do very evil deeds.

لَا يَرۡقُبُونَ فِي مُؤۡمِنٍ إِلّٗا وَلَا ذِمَّةٗۚ وَأُوْلَـٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلۡمُعۡتَدُونَ,
Transliteration:( Laa yarquboona fee mu'minin illanw wa laa zimmah wa ulaaa 'ika humulmu 'tadoon )

10. They neither have any regard for any kinship nor for any agreement with any believers. And they are the transgressors (22).

Known as The Immunity, Surah At-Tawba is the 9th (chapter) of The Glorious Quran. It has 129 ayat (verses) and was revealed in Medina after the Prophet migrated to Medina. This surah consists of two juz/para. Verses 1 through 92 are in the 10th juz and verses 93 to 129 are in the 11th juz.

This sûrah follows on from the previous one, as it begins by calling an end to the numerous peace treaties broken by the pagans. The believers are encouraged to join the Prophet ( ﷺ ) in marching to Tabûk for battle during the summer of 9 A.H./631 C.E., and hypocrites – who make spurious excuses – are uncovered and refuted. Muslims are brought back to remembrance of Allāh's protection at the Battle of Ḥunain, when their defeat changed into a successful victory, in addition to how He shielded His Messenger ( ﷺ ) during his journey to Medina. Through this sûrah, Allāh's tolerance for repentance is continually relayed; hence its title.

Surah At-Tawbah English Translation and Transliteration

In Surah At-Tawbah 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 At-Tawbah 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 At-Tawbah.

Surah At-Tawbah English Tafsir/Tafseer (Commentry)

In Surah At-Tawbah 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 129 verses / Ayat in Surah At-Tawbah

Surah At-Tawbah was revealed in Madinah

Surah At-Tawbah can be found in Juz or Para 10-11

There are 16 Ruku in Surah At-Tawbah

Surah number of Surah At-Tawbah is 9

The meaning of Surah At-Tawbah is The Repentance

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

Dear bothers and sisters as a Sunni Muslim we cannot say any Translation and Tafseer was as long it conforms with the 4 school of thoughts. But here at quran4ever.com, we have included Tafsir Ibn-Kathir which is most comprehensive tafsir. Apart from that we have also included tafsir of Mufti Ahmad Yaar khan, Tafsir-e-Naeemi of Surah At-Tawbah.

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