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Surah Alaq Ayat 10 in Arabic Text

عَبْدًا إِذَا صَلَّىٰٓ
‘Abdan iza sallaa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 10

Sahih International
A servant when he prays?

Yusuf Ali
A votary when he (turns) to pray?

Abul Ala Maududi
a servant (of Allah) when he prays?

Muhsin Khan
A slave (Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) when he prays?

A slave when he prayeth?

Dr. Ghali
A bondman when he prays?

Abdel Haleem
[Our] servant to pray?

Quran 96 Verse 10 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Alaq ayat 10, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(96:10) a servant (of Allah) when he prays?[10]

10. A servant: the Messenger (peace be upon him) of Allah himself. The Prophet (peace be upon him) has been mentioned by this epithet at several places in the Quran. For example, Glory be to Him Who transported His servant one night from the Masjid al-Haram to the distant Temple. (Surah Bani Israil, Ayat 1); All praise is for Allah Who has sent down this Book to His servant. (Surah Al- Kahf, Ayat 1); And that when the servant of Allah stood up to pray, the people got ready to assault him. (Surah Al- Jinn, Ayat 19). This shows that it is a special style of love by which Allah makes mention of His Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) in His Book. Besides, it also shows that Allah after appointing His Messenger to Prophethood had taught him the method of performing the Prayer. There is no mention of this method anywhere in the Quran, saying: O Prophet, perform the Prayer in this and this way. Hence, this is another proof that the Revelation sent down to the Prophet (peace be upon him) did not only consist of what has been recorded in the Quran, but besides this, other things were also taught to him by revelation, which are not recorded in the Quran.


The tafsir of Surah Alaq verse 10 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Alaq ayat 6 which provides the complete commentary from verse 6 through 19.

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