Surah Abasa Ayat 23 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 23
No! Man has not yet accomplished what He commanded him.
By no means hath he fulfilled what Allah hath commanded him.
Nay, but man did not fulfil what Allah had enjoined upon him.
Nay, but (man) has not done what He commanded him.
Nay, but (man) hath not done what He commanded him.
Not at all! (Man) has not as yet performed what He has commanded him!
Yet mandoes not fulfil God’s commands.
Quran 80 Verse 23 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Abasa ayat 23, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(80:23) Nay, but man did not fulfil what Allah had enjoined upon him.
16. He commanded him: Implies the duty that Allah has enjoined on every man in the form of natural guidance as well as the duty to which man’s own existence and every particle of the universe, from the earth to the heavens, and every manifestation of divine power are pointing, and also that duty which Allah has conveyed in every age through His Prophets and Books and disseminated through the righteous people of every period. (For explanation, see(E.N. 5 of Surah Ad-Dahr). In the present context the object is to express the meaning that on the basis of the truths stated in the above verses, it was man’s duty to have obeyed his Creator, but, contrary to this, he adopted the way of disobedience and did not fulfill the demand of his being His creature.
The tafsir of Surah Abasa verse 23 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Abasa ayat 17 which provides the complete commentary from verse 17 through 32.
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