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Surah Al-Anbiya Ayat 55 in Arabic Text

قَالُوٓاْ أَجِئۡتَنَا بِٱلۡحَقِّ أَمۡ أَنتَ مِنَ ٱللَّٰعِبِينَ
Qaalooo aji’tanaa bil haqqi am anta minal laa’ibeen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 55

Sahih International
They said, “Have you come to us with truth, or are you of those who jest?”

Yusuf Ali
They said, “Have you brought us the Truth, or are you one of those who jest?”

Abul Ala Maududi
They said: “Are you expressing your true ideas before us or are you jesting?”

Muhsin Khan
They said: “Have you brought us the truth, or are you one of those who play about?”

Pickthall
They said: Bringest thou unto us the truth, or art thou some jester?

Dr. Ghali
They said, “Have you come to us with the Truth, or are you of the ones that play?”

Abdel Haleem
They asked, ‘Have you brought us the truth or are you just playing about?’

Quran 21 Verse 55 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Anbiya ayat 55, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(21:55) They said: “Are you expressing your true ideas before us or are you jesting?”[55]


55. The literal translation will be: Are you presenting the truth before us, or just playing with us? They were so sure of the truth of their creed that they could never imagine that anyone could be serious in declaring it to be false.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Anbiya verse 55 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anbiya ayat 51 which provides the complete commentary from verse 51 through 56.

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