Surah Al-An’am Ayat 120 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 120
And leave what is apparent of sin and what is concealed thereof. Indeed, those who earn [blame for] sin will be recompensed for that which they used to commit.
Eschew all sin, open or secret: those who earn sin will get due recompense for their “earnings.”
Abstain from sin, be it either open or secret. Indeed those who commit sins shall surely be requited for all they have done.
Leave (O mankind, all kinds of) sin, open and secret. Verily, those who commit sin will get due recompense for that which they used to commit.
Forsake the outwardness of sin and the inwardness thereof. Lo! those who garner sin will be awarded that which they have earned.
And leave behind the outward vice and the inward; surely the ones who earn vice will soon be recompensed for what they were scoring.
Avoid committing sin, whether openly or in secret, for those who commit sin will be repaid for what they do,
Quran 6 Verse 120 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-An’am ayat 120, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(6:120) Abstain from sin, be it either open or secret. Indeed those who commit sins shall surely be requited for all they have done.
There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.
120. Leave sin, open and secret. Verily, those who commit sin will get due recompense for that which they used to commit.) Mujahid said that,
(Leave evil, open and secret…) refers to all kinds of sins committed in public and secret. Qatadah said that,
(Leave sin, open and secret…) encompasses sins committed in public and secret, whether few or many. In another statement, Allah said,
(Say: “(But) the things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are Al-Fawahish (evil sins) whether committed openly or secretly.) ﴿7:33﴾ This is why Allah said,
(Verily, those who commit sin will get due recompense for that which they used to commit.) Whether the sins they committed were public or secret, Allah will compensate them for these sins. Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that An-Nawwas bin Sam`an said, “I asked Allah’s Messenger about Al-Ithm. He said,
(The sin is that which you find in your heart and you dislike that people become aware of it.)
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