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Surah Al-An’am Ayat 124 in Arabic Text

وَإِذَا جَآءَتْهُمْ ءَايَةٌۭ قَالُوا۟ لَن نُّؤْمِنَ حَتَّىٰ نُؤْتَىٰ مِثْلَ مَآ أُوتِىَ رُسُلُ ٱللَّهِ ۘ ٱللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ حَيْثُ يَجْعَلُ رِسَالَتَهُۥ ۗ سَيُصِيبُ ٱلَّذِينَ أَجْرَمُوا۟ صَغَارٌ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ وَعَذَابٌۭ شَدِيدٌۢ بِمَا كَانُوا۟ يَمْكُرُونَ
Wa izaa jaaa’athum Aayatun qaaloo lan nu’mina hatta nu’taa misla maaa ootiya Rusulul laah; Allahu a’almu haisu yaj’alu Risaalatah; sa yuseebul lazeena ajramoo saghaarun ‘indal laahi wa ‘azaabun shadeedum bimaa kaanoo yamkuroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 124

Sahih International
And when a sign comes to them, they say, “Never will we believe until we are given like that which was given to the messengers of Allah.” Allah is most knowing of where He places His message. There will afflict those who committed crimes debasement before Allah and severe punishment for what they used to conspire.

Yusuf Ali
When there comes to them a sign (from Allah), They say: “We shall not believe until we receive one (exactly) like those received by Allah’s messengers.” Allah knoweth best where (and how) to carry out His mission. Soon will the wicked be overtaken by humiliation before Allah, and a severe punishment, for all their plots.

Abul Ala Maududi
Whenever there comes to them a sign from Allah, they say: ‘We will not believe until we are given what was given to the Messengers of Allah.’ Allah knows best where to place His message. Soon shall these wicked ones meet with humiliation and severe chastigement from Allah for all their evil plotting.

Muhsin Khan
And when there comes to them a sign (from Allah) they say: “We shall not believe until we receive the like of that which the Messengers of Allah had received.” Allah knows best with whom to place His Message. Humiliation and disgrace from Allah and a severe torment will overtake the criminals (polytheists, sinners, etc.) for that which they used to plot.

Pickthall
And when a token cometh unto them, they say: We will not believe till we are given that which Allah’s messengers are given. Allah knoweth best with whom to place His message. Humiliation from Allah and heavy punishment will smite the guilty for their scheming.

Dr. Ghali
And when a sign (i.e., an ،،،àyah” = a verse) came to them, they said, “We will never believe until we are brought the like of what the Messengers of Allah were brought.” Allah knows best where He makes His Message. Belittlement in the Meeting (i.e., the Reckoning of Allah) with Allah will soon afflict the ones who committed (crimes) and a strict torment (will afflict them) for whatever they were scheming.

Abdel Haleem
When a revelation is brought before them they say, ‘We shall not believe unless we ourselves are given a revelation as God’s messengers were.’ But God knows best where to place His messages: humiliation before God and severe torment will befall the evildoers for their scheming.

Quran 6 Verse 124 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-An’am ayat 124, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(6:124) Whenever there comes to them a sign from Allah, they say: ‘We will not believe until we are given what was given to the Messengers of Allah.’[91] Allah knows best where to place His message. Soon shall these wicked ones meet with humiliation and severe chastigement from Allah for all their evil plotting.


91. This shows that they were unwilling to believe in the statement of the Prophets that an angel of God came to each of them and delivered the message of God. They would believe, they said, only if the angel approached them directly and intimated God’s message to them.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Anam verse 124 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anam ayat 123 which provides the complete commentary from verse 123 through 124.

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