Surah Ahqaf Ayat 23 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 23
He said, “Knowledge [of its time] is only with Allah, and I convey to you that with which I was sent; but I see you [to be] a people behaving ignorantly.”
He said: “The Knowledge (of when it will come) is only with Allah: I proclaim to you the mission on which I have been sent: But I see that ye are a people in ignorance!”..
He replied: “Allah alone knows about this. I only convey to you the Message that I have been sent with. But I see that you are an ignorant people.”
He said: “The knowledge (of the time of its coming) is with Allah only, and I convey to you that wherewith I have been sent, but I see that you are a people given to ignorance!”
He said: The knowledge is with Allah only. I convey unto you that wherewith I have been sent, but I see you are a folk that know not.
He said, “Surely the knowledge is only in the Providence of Allah, and I constantly proclaim to you what I have been sent with, but I see you are a people that are ignorant.”
He said, ‘Only God knows when it will come: I simply convey to you the message I am sent with but I can see you are an insolent people.’
Quran 46 Verse 23 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ahqaf ayat 23, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(46:23) He replied: “Allah alone knows about this. I only convey to you the Message that I have been sent with. But I see that you are an ignorant people.”
26. That is, Allah alone knows as to when the torment will descend on you and for how long you will be granted respite.
27. That is, you are taking my warning as a joke in your ignorance and are demanding the torment for fun. You have no idea of how dreadful is God’s torment and how near at hand it might have approached because of your misdeeds.
The tafsir of Surah Ahqaf verse 23 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Ahqaf ayat 21 which provides the complete commentary from verse 21 through 25.
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