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AYAH at-Taubah 9:117 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic لَّقَد تَّابَ اللَّهُ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ وَالْمُهَاجِرِينَ وَالْأَنصَارِ الَّذِينَ اتَّبَعُوهُ فِي سَاعَةِ الْعُسْرَةِ مِن بَعْدِ مَا كَادَ يَزِيغُ قُلُوبُ فَرِيقٍ مِّنْهُمْ ثُمَّ تَابَ عَلَيْهِمْ إِنَّهُ بِهِمْ رَءُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ zoom
Transliteration Laqad taba Allahu AAala alnnabiyyi waalmuhajireena waal-ansari allatheena ittabaAAoohu fee saAAati alAAusrati min baAAdi ma kada yazeeghu quloobu fareeqin minhum thumma taba AAalayhim innahu bihim raoofun raheemun zoom
Transliteration-2 laqad tāba l-lahu ʿalā l-nabiyi wal-muhājirīna wal-anṣāri alladhīna ittabaʿūhu fī sāʿati l-ʿus'rati min baʿdi mā kāda yazīghu qulūbu farīqin min'hum thumma tāba ʿalayhim innahu bihim raūfun raḥīmun zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 Verily, Allah turned (in mercy) to the Prophet, and the emigrants, and the helpers [those] who followed him, in (the) hour (of) difficulty after [what] had nearly deviated (the) hearts (of) a party of them, then He turned (in mercy) to them. Indeed, He to them (is) Most Kind, Most Merciful. zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad INDEED, God has turned in His mercy unto the Prophet, as well as unto those who have forsaken the domain of evil and those who have sheltered and succoured the Faiths - [all] those who followed him in the hour of distress, when the hearts of some of the other believers had well-nigh swerved from faith. And once again: He has turned unto them in His mercy - for, behold, He is compassionate towards them, a dispenser of grace. zoom
M. M. Pickthall Allah hath turned in mercy to the Prophet, and to the Muhajirin and the Ansar who followed him in the hour of hardship. After the hearts of a party of them had almost swerved aside, then turned He unto them in mercy. Lo! He is Full of Pity, Merciful for them. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) Allah turned with favour to the Prophet, the Muhajirs, and the Ansar,- who followed him in a time of distress, after that the hearts of a part of them had nearly swerved (from duty); but He turned to them (also): for He is unto them Most Kind, Most Merciful. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) God turned with favour to the Prophet, the Muhajirs, and the Ansar,- who followed him in a time of distress, after that the hearts of a part of them had nearly swerved (from duty); but He turned to them (also): for He is unto them Most Kind, M ost Merciful. zoom
Shakir Certainly Allah has turned (mercifully) to the Prophet and those who fled (their homes) and the helpers who followed him in the hour of straitness after the hearts of a part of them were about to deviate, then He turned to them (mercifully); surely to them He is Compassionate, Merciful. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan God turned in mercy to the Prophet, and the emigrants and the helpers who followed him in the hour of hardship. After the hearts of a group of them had almost faltered, He turned towards them, for He was compassionate and merciful towards them. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar Certainly, God turned towards the Prophet and the ones who emigrate and the helpers who followed him in the hour of adversity after the hearts of a group of people were about to swerve among them. Again, He turned towards them. Truly, He is Gentle, Compassionate. zoom
T.B.Irving God has relented towards the Prophet, and the Refugees an porters who followed him in the hour of hardship, after the heart group of them had almost faltered; then He turned towards them, for He is Compassionate, Merciful, with them. zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab Allah has certainly turned in mercy to the Prophet as well as the Emigrants and the Helpers who stood by him in the time of hardship, after the hearts of a group of them had almost faltered. He then accepted their repentance. Surely He is Ever Gracious and Most Merciful to them. zoom
Safi Kaskas God has forgiven the Prophet, as well as those emigrants and supporters who followed him in the hour of distress, after the hearts of some of them had hesitated. Then He forgave them. He is compassionate, merciful. zoom
Abdul Hye  Allah forgave the prophet, the emigrants, and the helpers who followed him (Muhammad) in time of distress (Tabuk expedition), after the hearts of a party of them had nearly deviated (from Right Way), but He accepted repentance from them. Certainly, to them He is Kind, Merciful. zoom
The Study Quran God indeed has relented unto the Prophet, and the Emigrants and the Helpers who followed him in the difficult hour, after the hearts of a group of them nearly swerved. Then He relented unto them—truly He is Kind, Merciful unto them— zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) God has pardoned the prophet and the emigrants and the supporters that followed him in the darkest hour, even though the hearts of some of them nearly deviated, but then He pardoned them. He is towards them Compassionate, Merciful. zoom
Abdel Haleem In His mercy God has turned to the Prophet, and the emigrants and helpers who followed him in the hour of adversity when some hearts almost wavered: He has turned to them; He is most kind and merciful to them. zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi Assuredly Allah hath relented toward the Prophet and the Muhajirs and the Ansar who followed him in the hour of distress after the hearts of a part of them had well-nigh swerved aside when He relented toward them. Verily He is unto them Tender, Merciful. zoom
Ahmed Ali God was kind to the Prophet, the emigrants, and the helpers of the faithful who followed him in the hour of distress. When a section of them were about to lose courage He turned to them in His mercy, for He is compassionate and kind. zoom
Aisha Bewley Allah has turned towards the Prophet, and the Muhajirun and the Ansar, those who followed him at the ´time of difficulty´, after the hearts of a group of them had almost deviated. Then He turned towards them — He is All-Gentle, Most Merciful to them — zoom
Ali Ünal God has assuredly turned in mercy to the Prophet, as well as to the Emigrants and the Helpers who followed him in the time of hardship, when the hearts of a party among them had well-nigh swerved but God turned (also) to them in mercy (and protected against swerving). Surely for them He is All-Pitying, All-Compassionate. zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i Certainly Allah turned clemently to the Prophet and the Emigrants and the Helpers, who followed him in the hour of difficulty, after the hearts of a part of them were about to swerve. Then He turned clemently to them —indeed He is most kind and merciful to them— zoom
Hamid S. Aziz Allah has now turned in mercy towards the Prophet and to the Muhajirin (those who migrated with him into exile), and towards the Ansar (helpers) who followed him in the hour of difficulty. After the heart of a party of them had well-nigh swerved aside, th zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali Indeed Allah has already relented towards the Prophet and the Muhajirun (The Supporters, i.e., the inhabitants) and the Ansar (The Supporters, i.e., the inhabitants of Al-Madinah who sheltered and helped those who emigrated from Makkah) who closely followed him in the hour of difficulty, even after the hearts of a group of them had almost swerved aside; thereafter He relented towards them; surely He is Ever-Compassionate, Ever-Merciful to them. zoom
Muhammad Sarwar God pardoned the Prophet, the Emigrants, the Helpers, and those who followed them, when the hearts of some of them almost deviated (from the truth) in their hour of difficulty. God forgave them because of His Compassion and Mercy. zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani Surely, Allah has relented towards the Prophet and the Emigrants (Muhajirin) and the Supporters (the AnSar) who followed him in the hour of hardship after the hearts of a group of them were about to turn crooked, then He relented towards them. Surely, to them He is Very-Kind, Very- Merciful. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed Allah is Kind to the Prophet, the emigrants and those who hosted them. The support came in difficult times. That is when the hearts of some of them slightly wavered. Allah turned to them in Mercy. He is Compassionate and Kind to them. zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed Allah turned with forgiveness to the Prophet, the Mahajirs (leaving Makkah with the Prophet), and the Ansar (hosting the Prophet in Medinah)— Who followed him in a time of difficulty (to Tabuk), afterwards the hearts of some of them nearly turned away (from duty); But He turned to them (also with forgiveness): Certainly, He is to them Most Kind (Ra'uf), Most Merciful (Raheem). zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) Allah has already forgiven the Prophet and the Muhajireen and the Ansar who followed him in the hour of difficulty after the hearts of a party of them had almost inclined [to doubt], and then He forgave them. Indeed, He was to them Kind and Merciful. zoom
Farook Malik Allah forgave the Prophet and those Muhajir and the Ansar who stood by him in the time of distress, when some were on the point of losing heart. He turned to them in mercy. Surely to them He is Most Kind, Most Merciful. zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey With His mercy, Allah has turned towards the prophet as well as those of the ´mohajirs´ and the ´ansars´ who stood by him during the hour of hardship. But the hearts of a group of them had almost faltered and strayed. Then, He accepted their repentance. Certainly, He is full of kindness for them; He is the most Merciful! zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar Surely, Allah paid attention (in Mercy and Forgiveness) to the Prophet, and the Muhajirun and the Ansar: those who followed, assisted and got attached to him in an hour of distress after a (situation) appeared (which) disturbs the hearts of a small group amongst them; afterwards He paid attention to them. Certainly, He is unto them full of Kindness, continuously Merciful. zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) God has redeemed the Prophet, and the Emigrants, and the Supporters—those who followed him in the hour of difficulty—after the hearts of some of them almost swerved. Then He pardoned them. He is Kind towards them, Compassionate. zoom
Maududi Surely Allah has relented towards the Prophet, and towards the Muhajirun (Emigrants) and the Ansar (Helpers) who stood by him in the hour of hardship, although the hearts of a party of them had well-nigh swerved. (But when they gave up swerving from the Right Course and followed the Prophet), Allah relented towards them. Surely to them He is the Most Tender, the Most Merciful. zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad God certainly turned to (and forgave) the prophet and the migrants and the helpers, those who followed Him in the difficult hours, even after the hearts of some of them almost deviated, then He turned to them (and forgave them). He is gentle and merciful to them. zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) God turned with favor to the Prophet, the Muhajirs, and the Ansar who followed him in a time of distress. After that, the hearts of some of them nearly strayed, but He turned to them, for He is to them Most Kind, Mercifully Redeeming. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) God has pardoned the prophet and the emigrants and the supporters who had followed him in the darkest hour, even though the hearts of some of them nearly deviated, but then He pardoned them. He is towards them Compassionate, Merciful. zoom
Mohammad Shafi Certainly has Allah pardoned the Prophet, the refugees and the helpers — those who followed him in the hour of need, after the hearts of a section of them were about to deviate and He pardoned them. He is indeed Kind, Merciful to them. zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian God has forgiven the Prophet (for permitting those who had the ability to go with him to the front to stay behind) and those local and immigrant believers who stood by him during the difficult time in spite of their initial hesitation. See how Kind and Merciful the Lord is. zoom
Faridul Haque Indeed Allah’s mercy inclined towards the Herald of the Hidden, and the Muhajirs and the Ansar who stood by him in the time of hardship, after it was likely that the hearts of a group among them would turn away - He then inclined towards them with mercy; indeed He is Most Compassionate, Most Merciful upon them. zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah In the hour of adversity, Allah turned (in mercy) to the Prophet, the Emigrants (of Mecca) and the Supporters (of Madinah) who followed him when some of their hearts were about to swerve away. He turned to them, indeed, He is Gentle, the Most Merciful. zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali Certainly Allah has turned in mercy to the Prophet and the Emigrants and the Helpers who followed him in the hour of hardship, after the hearts of a part of them were about to deviate; then He turned to them in mercy. Surely to them He is Compassionate, Merciful; zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira God had forgiven on the prophet and the emigrants and the victoriors those who followed him in (the) hour (of) the difficulty/hardship from after what (the) hearts/minds (of) a group/party from them, was about to/almost deviate , then He forgave on them, that He truly is merciful/compassionate, merciful with them. zoom
Sher Ali ALLAH has certainly turned with mercy to the Prophet and to the Emigrants and the Helpers who followed him in the hour of distress after the hearts of a party of them had almost swerved from duty. HE again turned to them with mercy. Surely, HE is to them Compassionate, Merciful. zoom
Rashad Khalifa GOD has redeemed the prophet, and the immigrants (Muhajireen) and the supporters who hosted them and gave them refuge (Ansar), who followed him during the difficult times. That is when the hearts of some of them almost wavered. But He has redeemed them, for He is Compassionate towards them, Most Merciful. zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) No doubt, blessings of Allah turned towards the Communicator of the hidden news (prophet) and those emigrants and helpers who sided with him in the hour of hardship. After it that the hearts of some of them were nearly to be swerved aside. Then He turned towards them with blessing. Undoubtedly. To them He is Most Kind. Merciful. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar Certainly, Allah has turned with mercy to the Prophet and to the Emigrants and the Helpers who stood by him in the hour of distress (- in the expedition to Tabuk) after the hearts of some of the people were about to swerve (from the duty). Again He turned to them with mercy. In fact, He is towards them Most-Loving, Ever Merciful. zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri Surely, Allah turned in His mercy towards the Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) and (also) towards the Emigrants and the Helpers who followed him (even) in the hour of distress (of the battle of Tabuk), after (the situation emerged wherein) the hearts of a party of them had nearly deviated. Then He turned towards them with bestowal and mercy. Allah is indeed Most Compassionate and Ever-Merciful towards them. zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali Allah has forgiven the Prophet (SAW), the Muhajiroon (Muslim emigrants who left their homes and came to Al-Madinah) and the Ansar (Muslims of Al-Madinah) who followed him (Muhammad SAW) in the time of distress (Tabook expedition, etc.), after the hearts of a party of them had nearly deviated (from the Right Path), but He accepted their repentance. Certainly, He is unto them full of Kindness, Most Merciful. zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry God has turned towards the Prophet and the Emigrants and the Helpers who followed him in the hour of difficulty, after the hearts of a part of them well-nigh swerved aside; then He turned towards them; surely He is Gentle to them, and All-compassionate. zoom
Edward Henry Palmer God has now turned towards the prophet and those who fled with him, and towards the helpers who followed him in the hour of difficulty, after that the hearts of a part of them had well-nigh gone amiss. Then He turned unto them; verily to them He is kind and merciful:- zoom
George Sale God is reconciled unto the prophet, and unto the Mohajerin, and the Ansars, who followed Him in the hour of distress, after that it had wanted little but that the hearts of a part of them had swerved from their duty: Afterwards was He turned unto them; for He was compassionate and merciful towards them. zoom
John Medows Rodwell Now hath God turned Him unto the Prophet and unto the refugees (Mohadjers), and unto the helpers (Ansars), who followed him in the hour of distress, after that the hearts of a part of them had well nigh failed them. Then turned He unto them, for He was Kind to them, Merciful. zoom
N J Dawood (2014) God pardoned the Prophet, the muhājirīn and the anşār, who stood by him in the hour of adversity, when some among them were on the point of losing heart. He pardoned them; He took pity on them and was compassionate. zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb God has assuredly turned in His mercy to the Prophet, the MuhājirÄ«n and the Anşār, who followed him in the hour of hardship, when the hearts of a group of them had almost faltered. Then again He turned to them in mercy; for He is compassionate towards them, Merciful. zoom
Musharraf Hussain Allah has forgiven the Prophet, the Migrants and the Helpers who stood by him at that time of extreme hardship, after the hearts of a group of them had wavered. Then He forgave them. He was Compassionate and Kind to them. zoom
Ahmed Hulusi Allah has indeed bestowed his bounty... He enabled the Rasul of Allah, and the Muhajireen and the Ansar who supported him in the hour of difficulty to repent just as the hearts of a group of them were about to stray. Then He accepted their repentance... He is to them the Ra’uf, the Rahim. zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli Allah has turned (mercifully) towards the Prophet and the Emigrants and the Helpers who followed him in the hour of difficulty, after the hearts of a part of them were about to swerve. Then He turned towards them (mercifully) . Verily He is Full of pity, Merciful to them. zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim Allah has accorded mercy to the Prophet and his troops who followed him and united in one body behind him at the hour of distress throughout the difficult days of the expedition* -scorching heat and inadequate supplies- when some of them lost heart through incipient weakness, and were about to lose field. Allah was merciful to them; He sustained them spiritually and upheld their pined bodies and minds after He has confirmed their true inclination and the truth of their firm disposition. He was gracious to them and indeed Rahimun. * Tabuk zoom
Mir Aneesuddin Allah has turned (mercifully) to the prophet and the immigrants (from Mecca) and the helpers (of these immigrants at Madina) who followed him during the period of hardship, after the hearts of a party from among them had almost deviated, then He turned to them (mercifully), to them He is certainly full of pity, Merciful, zoom

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