Al-Quran Surah 4. An-Nisaa, Ayah 71

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يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا خُذُوا حِذْرَكُمْ فَانْفِرُوا ثُبَاتٍ أَوِ انْفِرُوا جَمِيعًا


Asad : O YOU who have attained to faith! Be fully prepared against danger, whether you go to war in small groups or all together.87
Khattab :

O believers! Take your precautions and go forth either in groups or together.

Malik : O believers! Prepare yourselves for encounter, then advance in detachments or all together as the occasion may require.
Pickthall : O ye who believe! Take your precautions, then advance the proven ones, or advance all together.
Yusuf Ali : O ye who believe! take your precautions and either go forth in parties or go forth all together. 588
Transliteration : Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo khuthoo hithrakum fainfiroo thubatin awi infiroo jameeAAan
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Asad   
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Asad 87 Lit., "and then go forth, [be it] in small detachments or all together" - the latter expression applying to what nowadays is called "total war". The term hidhr connotes not merely an effort to guard oneself against imminent danger but also the making of all necessary preparations with regard to (in this context) military organization, equipment, etc. The problem of war as such arises from the principles of ideological statehood postulated in verse {59} of this surah. Since the Muslims are expected to organize their communal life within the framework of a state based on the ideological premises laid down in the Qur'an, they must be prepared for hostility on the part of groups or nations opposed to the world-view and the social system of Islam and, conceivably, bent on its destruction: consequently, the concept of a defensive war in God's cause (jihad) plays a very prominent role in the socio-political scheme of Islam and is frequently alluded to throughout the Qur'an.

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Yusuf Ali   
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Yusuf Ali 588 No fight should be undertaken without due preparations and precautions. When these are taken, we must go boldly forward. "Go forth" is therefore repeated for emphasis. But we must go forth in a collective spirit, and not in a selfish spirit-either in small parties or all together, as our Leader determines. We must not tarry like the doubter in the next two verses.

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