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AYAH at-Taubah 9:59 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic وَلَوْ أَنَّهُمْ رَضُوا مَا آتَاهُمُ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَقَالُوا حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ سَيُؤْتِينَا اللَّهُ مِن فَضْلِهِ وَرَسُولُهُ إِنَّا إِلَى اللَّهِ رَاغِبُونَ zoom
Transliteration Walaw annahum radoo ma atahumu Allahu warasooluhu waqaloo hasbuna Allahu sayu/teena Allahu min fadlihi warasooluhu inna ila Allahi raghiboona zoom
Transliteration-2 walaw annahum raḍū mā ātāhumu l-lahu warasūluhu waqālū ḥasbunā l-lahu sayu'tīnā l-lahu min faḍlihi warasūluhu innā ilā l-lahi rāghibūna zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 And if [that] they (were) satisfied (with) what Allah gave them and His Messenger, and said, "Sufficient for us (is) Allah, Allah will give us of His Bounty and His Messenger. Indeed, we to Allah turn our hopes." zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad And yet, [it would be but for their own good] if they were to content themselves with what God has given them and [caused] His Apostle [to give them], and would say, "God is enough for us! God will give us [whatever He wills] out of His bounty, and [will cause] His Apostle [to give us, too]: verily, unto God alone do we turn with hope!" zoom
M. M. Pickthall (How much more seemly) had they been content with that which Allah and His messenger had given them and had said: Allah sufficeth us. Allah will give us of His bounty, and (also) His messenger. Unto Allah we are suppliants. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) If only they had been content with what Allah and His Messenger gave them, and had said, "Sufficient unto us is Allah! Allah and His Messenger will soon give us of His bounty: to Allah do we turn our hopes!" (that would have been the right course). zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) If only they had been content with what God and His Apostle gave them, and had said, "Sufficient unto us is God! God and His Apostle will soon give us of His bounty: to God do we turn our hopes!" (that would have been the right course). zoom
Shakir And if they were content with what Allah and His Messenger gave them, and had said: Allah is sufficient for us; Allah will soon give us (more) out of His grace and His Messenger too; surely to Allah do we make our petition. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan If only they had been content with what God and His Messenger had given them and had said, God is sufficient for us. God will give us out of His bounty, and so will His Messenger. To God alone do we turn with hope! zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar Better if they were well-pleased with what God gave them and His Messenger. And they had said: God is Enough for us. God will give to us of His grace and so will His Messenger. Truly, to God we are ones who quest. zoom
T.B.Irving If they had only been pleased with what God and His messenger have given them, and said: ´God is our Reckoning. God and His messenger will give us something out of His bounty. We are beseeching fit] from God." zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab If only they had been content with what Allah and His Messenger had given them and said, “Allah is sufficient for us! Allah will grant us out of His bounty, and so will His Messenger. To Allah ˹alone˺ we turn with hope.” zoom
Safi Kaskas If only they had been satisfied with what God and His Messenger gave them and said, "God is enough for us. We trust that God will give us out of His bounty, and so will His Messenger. We turn to God alone, with hope." zoom
Abdul Hye  If they would be contented with what Allah and His Messenger had given them, and had said: “Allah is sufficient for us. Allah will soon give us His Bounty, and so will His Messenger. We implore to Allah (to enrich us).” zoom
The Study Quran If only they had been content with what God and His Messenger gave them, and said, “God suffices us. God will give unto us from His Bounty, as will the Messenger. Truly our desire is for God.” zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) And if they had only been content with what God and His messenger had given them, and they had said: "God is sufficient, He will give us from His bounty, and His messenger. It is to our Lord that we desire." zoom
Abdel Haleem If only they would be content with what God and His Messenger have given them, and say, ‘God is enough for us- He will give us some of His bounty and so will His Messenger- to God alone we turn in hope.’ zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi Would that they were pleased with that which Allah and His apostle had given them, and were to say: sufficient unto us is Allah, anon Allah will give us out of His grace and so will His apostle, verily unto Allah we lean. zoom
Ahmed Ali They should rather have been pleased with what God and His Prophet had given them, and said: "God is sufficient for us; He will give us of His largesse as will His Apostle. We supplicate no one but God." zoom
Aisha Bewley If only they had been pleased with what Allah and His Messenger had given them and had said, ´Allah is enough for us. Allah will give us of His bounty as will His Messenger. It is to Allah that we make our plea.´ zoom
Ali Ünal If only they were content with what God and His Messenger give them and would say, "God is sufficient for us! God will give us more out of His grace and bounty, and so will His Messenger. Surely we are supplicants before God (seeking His good pleasure, with no right or cause of complaint)." zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i [It would have been better] if they had been pleased with what Allah and His Apostle gave them, and had said, ‘Allah is sufficient for us; Allah will give to us out of His grace, and His Apostle. Indeed to Allah do we eagerly turn.’ zoom
Hamid S. Aziz Would that they were content with what Allah and His Messenger had brought them, and would say, "Allah is sufficient for us! Allah will bring us of His Bounty, and so will His Messenger; verily, in Allah is our hope (or desire)." zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali And if they were satisfied with what Allah and His Messenger brought them, and said, "Enough (Reckoner) for us is Allah ; Allah will soon bring us of His Grace, and (so will) His Messenger; surely we (turn) to Allah, being desirous." (i.e. of His Grace). zoom
Muhammad Sarwar Would that they had been pleased with what God and His Messenger had given them and had said, "God is All-Sufficient for us. God and His Messenger will soon do us more favors and we have hope in God's mercy." zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani Would that they were content with what Allah and His Messenger had given to them, and were to say, .Allah is sufficient for us; Allah and His Messenger will give us (more) out of His grace (when they so will). Indeed, we crave for (the pleasure of) Allah alone. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed It would have been enormously good for them if they were content with what Allah and His Messenger had given them (59:7). And if they said, "Allah suffices us. (What we have received in equity is good for us). Allah will give us of His Bounty, and the Messenger will distribute in kindness and equity. We turn to Allah with all our hopes." (The Central Authority will be just to all). zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed If only they had been pleased with what Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad) gave them, and had said, "Allah is sufficient for us! Allah will give us from His bounty, and His Messenger (from the charity): To Allah do we turn our hopes!" (That would have been right). zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) If only they had been satisfied with what Allah and His Messenger gave them and said, "Sufficient for us is Allah ; Allah will give us of His bounty, and [so will] His Messenger; indeed, we are desirous toward Allah ," [it would have been better for them]. zoom
Farook Malik It would have been better for them, if they had only been pleased with what Allah and His Messenger had given them and said: "Allah is all-sufficient to us! Soon Allah will give us of His bounty, and so will His Messenger. Indeed to Allah do we turn our hopes." zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey Of course, (they would have fared better) had they been content with what Allah and His messenger gave them. If only they had said, "For us, Allah suffices. Allah will soon, by His Grace, grant us (riches) and (so will) His messenger. We turn to Allah (with our prayers)." zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar And if (it was so) that they remained contented and satisfied (over) what Allah and His Messenger gave to them, and had said: “Allah (Alone) is sufficient to us, soon Allah shall provide us of His bounty, and (also) His Messenger. Surely we (are) attentive to Allah (in complete humility).” zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) If only they were content with what God and His Messenger have given them, and said, 'God is sufficient for us; God will give us of His bounty, and so will His Messenger; to God we eagerly turn.' zoom
Maududi Would that they were content with what Allah and His Messenger gave them, and were to say: "Allah suffices for us, and Allah will give us out of His bounty and so will His Messenger. It is to Allah alone that we turn with hope." zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad (And it would be better) If they were happy with what God and His messenger gave them, and had said: God is sufficient for us, God is going to give us from His grace and (so is) His messenger, and we are fond of God. zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) If only they had been content with what God and His messenger gave them and said, “Sufficient for us is God. God and His messenger will soon give us of His bounty. To God we turn our hopes.” zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) And if they had only been content with what God and His messenger had given them, and they had said: "God suffices; God will give us from His bounty, and His messenger; it is towards God that we desire." zoom
Mohammad Shafi And if only they were content with what Allah and His Messenger gave them! And had they only said, "Allah is sufficient for us. Allah and His Messenger will give us out of His grace. To Allah indeed we do turn in hope and humility!" zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian How nice of them would have been, if they had counted their blessings. They could have said: “We only rely upon God and we are grateful for what God and His prophet have given us.” zoom
Faridul Haque How excellent it would be, if they were pleased with what Allah and His Noble Messenger had given them and said, "Allah suffices us; Allah will now give us by His munificence, and (so will) Allah’s Noble Messenger - and towards Allah only are we inclined." zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah Would that they were wellpleased with what Allah and His Messenger have given them, and would say: 'Allah is sufficient for us. Allah will provide for us from His abundance, and so will His Messenger. To Allah, we hope. ' zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali And if they were content with that which Allah and His Messenger gave them, and had said: Allah is sufficient for us; Allah will soon give us (more) out of His grace and His Messenger too: surely to Allah we make petition. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira And if that they accepted/approved what God and His messenger gave/brought them and they said: "Enough for us God, God will give/bring us from His grace/favour and His messenger, we are to God desiring/wishing." zoom
Sher Ali And if they had been content with what ALLAH and HIS Messenger had given them and had said, `Sufficient for us is ALLAH; ALLAH will give us from HIS bounty, and so will HIS Messenger; to ALLAH do we turn in supplication,' it would have been better for them. zoom
Rashad Khalifa They should be satisfied with what GOD and His messenger have given them. They should have said, "GOD suffices us. GOD will provide for us from His bounties, and so will His messenger. We are seeking only GOD." zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) What a good it had been, if they would have been pleased with what Allah and His Messenger had given them and would have said 'Sufficient for us is Allah', Now Allah is to give us of His Bounty, and so the Messenger of Allah. To Allah only we lean. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar (It would have been better for them) if they had been well content with what Allah and His Messenger had given them, and had said, `Sufficient for us is Allah. Allah will grant us out of His bounty and so will His Messenger. Surely, to Allah alone do we turn in supplication.' zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri How good it would have been if they had felt pleased with what Allah and His Messenger (blessings and peace be upon him) had given them and said: ‘Sufficient for us is Allah. Allah will soon confer on us His bounty and so will His Messenger ([blessings and peace be upon him] in addition). Indeed, we are inclined to Allah alone.’ (And the Messenger [blessings and peace be upon him] is His mediator; in fact, his bestowal is Allah’s. Had they developed this belief and refrained from sarcasm, it would have been better.) zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali Would that they were contented with what Allah and His Messenger (SAW) gave them and had said: "Allah is Sufficient for us. Allah will give us of His Bounty, and (also) His Messenger (from alms, etc.). We implore Allah (to enrich us)." zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry O were they well-pleased with what God and His Messenger have brought them, saying, 'Enough for us is God; God will bring us of His bounty, and His Messenger; to God we humbly turn.' zoom
Edward Henry Palmer Would that they were content with what God and His Apostle had brought them, and would say, 'God is enough for us! God will bring us of His grace, and so will His Apostle; verily, unto God is our desire!' zoom
George Sale But if they had been pleased with that which God and his apostle had given them, and had said, God is our support; God will give unto us of his abundance and his prophet also; verily unto God do we make our supplications: It would have been more decent. zoom
John Medows Rodwell Would that they were satisfied with that which God and His Apostle had given them, and would say "God sufficeth us! God will vouchsafe unto us of His favour, and so will His Apostle: verily unto God do we make our suit!" zoom
N J Dawood (2014) Would that they were satisfied with what God and His apostle have given them, and said: ‘All-sufficient is God for us. God will provide for us from His own bounty, and so will His apostle. To God we will humbly submit.‘ zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb Yet [how much better it would have been for them] had they contented themselves with what God and His Messenger have given them, and said: 'God is sufficient for us. God will give us out of His bounty, and so too will His Messenger. To God alone do we turn in hope.' zoom
Ahmed Hulusi If only they had been satisfied with what Allah and His Rasul gave them and said, “Sufficient for us is Allah... Soon He will give to us from His bounty, His Rasul too... Indeed, we are of those who have turned to Allah.” zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli And if they were content with what Allah and His Messenger gave them and they said: � Allah is sufficient for us; Allah will soon give us (more) out of His grace, and His Messenger too. Verily unto Allah do we eagerly turn �. zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim Had they been satisfied in mind with the divine fundamental assumption forming the basis of a chain of reasoning that guides the Messenger to action and said: "so be it, we are contented with Allah; His bounty will abound in us directly and through His Messenger and to Him we do homage and suit", it would have been to their advantage. zoom
Mir Aneesuddin And had they been pleased with that which Allah and His messenger gave them and said, "Allah is sufficient for us, Allah will give us out of His grace and His messenger (too), to Allah do we (turn as) seekers (of His grace)," (it would have been better for them). zoom

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