Verse. 1169

٨ - ٱلْأَنْفَال

8 - Al-Anfal

اِذْ تَسْتَغِيْثُوْنَ رَبَّكُمْ فَاسْتَجَابَ لَكُمْ اَنِّىْ مُمِدُّكُمْ بِاَلْفٍ مِّنَ الْمَلٰۗىِٕكَۃِ مُرْدِفِيْنَ۝۹
Ith tastagheethoona rabbakum faistajaba lakum annee mumiddukum bialfin mina almalaikati murdifeena


Ahmed Ali

Remember when you prayed to your Lord for help, He heard you and said: "I shall send a thousand angels following behind you for your aid."



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (when ye sought help of) when you called upon (your lord) to assist you on the day of badr (and he answered you (saying): i will help you with a thousand of the angels, rank on rank) coming one after another to help you.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : when you sought help from your lord, asking him to help you by granting you victory over them, and he answered you [saying]: ‘i shall reinforce you, i shall assist you, with a thousand angels, rank upon rank’, one rank following after the next: god promised them this [number] at first, but it then became three thousand, and then five thousand, as stated in [sūrat] Āl ‘imrān [q. 3:124-125] (a variant reading [of alf, ‘thousand’] has the plural āluf, ‘thousands’, similar [in pattern] to aflus, ‘coins’).