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Of a truth ye are stronger (than they) because of the terror in their hearts, (sent) by Allah. This is because they are men devoid of understanding.

As construed here, the meaning is: “Ye Muslims,
even if ye are weak numerically, or they may have other
seeming advantages, ye are really stronger than they
are, because they have a wholesome fear in their minds,
and Allah sends such fear into the hearts of
An alternate construction would yield the meaning:
Being Unbelievers they fear you more than they fear
Allah, because your valour they see, but in Allah they do
not believe.


Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 59 verse 13 Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (

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