١٤٣. وَلَقَدْ كُنْتُمْ تَمَنَّوْنَ الْمَوْتَ مِنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ تَلْقَوْهُ فَقَدْ رَأَيْتُمُوهُ وَأَنْتُمْ تَنْظُرُونَ
143. Walaqad kuntum tamannawna almawta min qabli an talqawhu faqad raaytumoohu waantum tanthuroona
English Translation
And you had certainly wished for martyrdom before you encountered it, and you have [now] seen it [before you] while you were looking on.
You had wished to know death before you faced it (in battle); so now you have seen it before your own eyes.
And you used to wish for death before you met it; so now you see it before your eyes.
You were longing for death before you met it; now you have seen it, while you were beholding.
And assuredly ye were wont to long for death ere ye had met it. Now ye are beholding it even while ye are looking on.
You did indeed wish for death (Ash-Shahadah - martyrdom) before you met it. Now you have seen it openly with your own eyes.
You used to wish for death before you have faced it. Now you have seen it before your own eyes.
You previously longed for death (in the way of Allah): now you have faced it, observing it with your own eyes.
You did indeed wish for death before you met it. Now you have seen it openly with your own eyes.
And verily ye used to wish for death before ye met it (in the field). Now ye have seen it with your eyes!
Certainly you were longing for death before you had encountered it. Then certainly, you saw it, as you were looking on.
You used to wish for death before you met it, so you have seen it while you were looking.
You certainly wished to die (for the cause of God) before you actually faced death. Then you faced death (in the battlefield and only a few of you had the true desire to die).
And certainly you desired death before you met it, so indeed you have seen it and you look (at it)
You were longing for death, before you met it. Now you have seen it with your own eyes.
Ye did indeed wish for death before ye met him: Now ye have seen him with your own eyes, (And ye flinch!)
Surah 3
Quran Surah Aal-i-Imraan ( Verse 143 ) with English Translation وَلَقَدْ كُنْتُمْ تَمَنَّوْنَ الْمَوْتَ مِنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ تَلْقَوْهُ فَقَدْ رَأَيْتُمُوهُ وَأَنْتُمْ تَنْظُرُونَ