Surah 8 «Al Anfal», Ayah 57

Verse 57 of Surah Al Anfal (8:57) with Arabic text, transcription, and translation.

فَإِمَّا تَثۡقَفَنَّهُمۡ فِي ٱلۡحَرۡبِ فَشَرِّدۡ بِهِم مَّنۡ خَلۡفَهُمۡ لَعَلَّهُمۡ يَذَّكَّرُونَ ٥٧
Fa'immā Tathqafannahum Fī Al-Ĥarbi Fasharrid Bihim Man Khalfahum La`allahum Yadhdhakkarūna

Sahih International

So if you, [O Muhammad], gain dominance over them in war, disperse by [means of] them those behind them that perhaps they will be reminded.

Abdul Haleem

If you meet them in battle, make a fearsome example of them to those who come after them, so that they may take heed.

Mohsin Khan/Hilali

So if you gain the mastery over them in war, punish them severely in order to disperse those who are behind them, so that they may learn a lesson.

Taqi Usmani

So, if you find them in war, deal with them in a way that those behind them have to disperse fearfully, so that they take a lesson.


If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember.


If ye gain the mastery over them in war, disperse, with them, those who follow them, that they may remember.