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Surah Al-Anbiya Ayat 64 in Arabic Text

فَرَجَعُوٓاْ إِلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِهِمۡ فَقَالُوٓاْ إِنَّكُمۡ أَنتُمُ ٱلظَّٰلِمُونَ
Faraja’ooo ilaaa anfusihim faqaalooo innakum antumuz zaalimoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 64

Sahih International
So they returned to [blaming] themselves and said [to each other], “Indeed, you are the wrongdoers.”

Yusuf Ali
So they turned to themselves and said, “Surely ye are the ones in the wrong!”

Abul Ala Maududi
Thereupon they turned to their (inner) selves and said (to themselves): “Surely it is you who are the wrong-doers.”

Muhsin Khan
So they turned to themselves and said: “Verily, you are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers).”

Pickthall
Then gathered they apart and said: Lo! ye yourselves are the wrong-doers.

Dr. Ghali
So they returned one to another (Literally: returned to themselves) (and) then said, “Surely you yourselves are the unjust.”

Abdel Haleem
They turned to one another, saying, ‘It is you who are in the wrong,’

Quran 21 Verse 64 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Anbiya ayat 64, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(21:64) Thereupon they turned to their (inner) selves and said (to themselves): Surely it is you who are the wrong-doers.


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

Ibn-Kathir

64. So they turned to themselves and said: “Verily, you are the wrongdoers.” 65. Then they turned to themselves: “Indeed you know well that these speak not!” 66. He said: “Do you then worship besides Allah, things that can neither profit you nor harm you” 67. “Fie upon you, and upon that which you worship besides Allah! Have you then no sense”


The People’s admission of their gods’ incapability, and Ibrahim’s preaching

Allah tells us that when Ibrahim said what he said, his people

﴿فَرَجَعُواْ إِلَى أَنفُسِهِمْ﴾

(turned to themselves) meaning, they blamed themselves for not taking precautions and protecting their gods. They said:

﴿إِنَّكُمْ أَنتُمُ الظَّـلِمُونَ﴾

(Verily, you are the wrongdoers) i.e., because you neglected them and did not guard them.

﴿ثُمَّ نُكِسُواْ عَلَى رُءُوسِهِمْ﴾

(Then they turned to themselves) means, they looked at the ground, and said:

﴿لَقَدْ عَلِمْتَ مَا هَـؤُلاءِ يَنطِقُونَ﴾

(Indeed you (Ibrahim) know well that these speak not!) Qatadah said: “The people admitted their guilt and confusion, and said,

﴿لَقَدْ عَلِمْتَ مَا هَـؤُلاءِ يَنطِقُونَ﴾

(“Indeed you know well that these speak not!”) `So how can you tell us to ask them, if they cannot speak and you know that they cannot speak’ At this point, when they admitted that, Ibrahim said to them:

﴿أَفَتَعْبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ مَا لاَ يَنفَعُكُمْ شَيْئاً وَلاَ يَضُرُّكُمْ﴾

(Do you then worship besides Allah, things that can neither profit you nor harm you) meaning, if they can- not speak and they can neither benefit you nor harm you, then why do you worship them instead of Allah

﴿أُفٍّ لَّكُمْ وَلِمَا تَعْبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ أَفَلاَ تَعْقِلُونَ ﴾

(Fie upon you, and upon that which you worship besides Allah! Have you then no sense) `Do you not realize the extent of the mis- guidance and extreme disbelief which you are following, which no one could accept but one who is an igno- rant and evil wrong- doer’ He defeated them in argument and left them with no way out. Allah said:

﴿وَتِلْكَ حُجَّتُنَآ ءَاتَيْنَـهَآ إِبْرَهِيمَ عَلَى قَوْمِهِ﴾

e(And that was Our proof which We gave Ibrahim against his people) ﴿6:83﴾

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