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Surah Al-An’am Ayat 47 in Arabic Text

قُلْ أَرَءَيْتَكُمْ إِنْ أَتَىٰكُمْ عَذَابُ ٱللَّهِ بَغْتَةً أَوْ جَهْرَةً هَلْ يُهْلَكُ إِلَّا ٱلْقَوْمُ ٱلظَّـٰلِمُونَ
Qul ara’aitakum in ataakum ‘azaabul laahi baghtatan aw jahratan hal yuhlaku illal qawmuz zaalimoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 47

Sahih International
Say, “Have you considered: if the punishment of Allah should come to you unexpectedly or manifestly, will any be destroyed but the wrongdoing people?”

Yusuf Ali
Say: “Think ye, if the punishment of Allah comes to you, whether suddenly or openly, will any be destroyed except those who do wrong?

Abul Ala Maududi
Say: ‘If the chastisement of Allah were to overtake you unawares or openly shall any except the wrong-doing people be destroyed?’

Muhsin Khan
Say: “Tell me, if the punishment of Allah comes to you suddenly (during the night), or openly (during the day), will any be destroyed except the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doing people)?”

Pickthall
Say: Can ye see yourselves, if the punishment of Allah come upon you unawares or openly? Would any perish save wrongdoing folk?

Dr. Ghali
Say, “Have you seen for yourselves? In case the torment of Allah comes up to you suddenly or openly, will any be perished except the unjust people?”

Abdel Haleem
Say, ‘Think: if the punishment of God should come to you, by surprise or openly, would anyone but the evildoers be destroyed?’

Quran 6 Verse 47 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-An’am ayat 47, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(6:47) Say: ‘If the chastisement of Allah were to overtake you unawares or openly shall any except the wrong-doing people be destroyed?’


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Anam verse 47 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anam ayat 46 which provides the complete commentary from verse 46 through 49.

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