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Surah Al-Anbiya Ayat 111 in Arabic Text

وَإِنۡ أَدۡرِي لَعَلَّهُۥ فِتۡنَةٞ لَّكُمۡ وَمَتَٰعٌ إِلَىٰ حِينٖ
Wa in adree la’allahoo fitnatul lakum wa mataa’un ilaaheen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 111

Sahih International
And I know not; perhaps it is a trial for you and enjoyment for a time.”

Yusuf Ali
“I know not but that it may be a trial for you, and a grant of (worldly) livelihood (to you) for a time.”

Abul Ala Maududi
I think that this [reprieve] is possibly a trial for you, an opportunity to enjoy yourselves until an appointed time.”

Muhsin Khan
And I know not, perhaps it may be a trial for you, and an enjoyment for a while.

Pickthall
And I know not but that this may be a trial for you, and enjoyment for a while.

Dr. Ghali
And decidedly I do not realize (that) perhaps it would be a temptation for you, and an enjoyment for a while.” (i.e., your disbelief)

Abdel Haleem
I do not know: this [time] may well be a test for you, and enjoyment for a while.’

Quran 21 Verse 111 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Anbiya ayat 111, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(21:111) I think that this [reprieve] is possibly a trial for you,[103] an opportunity to enjoy yourselves until an appointed time.”


103. This was a trial because the delay in the punishment was deluding them into believing: All the things put forward by the Prophet are false. Had he been a true Prophet of Allah, we would have been punished long before this for our disbelief. They did not realize that the reason for the delay was that Allah willed to give them respite for mending their ways.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Anbiya verse 111 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anbiya ayat 108 which provides the complete commentary from verse 108 through 112.

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