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Surah Al-Anbiya Ayat 66 in Arabic Text

قَالَ أَفَتَعۡبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ مَا لَا يَنفَعُكُمۡ شَيۡـٔٗا وَلَا يَضُرُّكُمۡ
Qaala afata’budoona min doonil laahi maa laa yanfa’ukum shai’anw wa laa yadurrukum

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 66

Sahih International
He said, “Then do you worship instead of Allah that which does not benefit you at all or harm you?

Yusuf Ali
(Abraham) said, “Do ye then worship, besides Allah, things that can neither be of any good to you nor do you harm?

Abul Ala Maududi
Abraham said: “Do you, then, worship beside Allah a thing that can neither benefit you nor hurt you?

Muhsin Khan
[Ibrahim (Abraham)] said: “Do you then worship besides Allah, things that can neither profit you, nor harm you?

Pickthall
He said: Worship ye then instead of Allah that which cannot profit you at all, nor harm you?

Dr. Ghali
He said, “Do you then worship, apart from Allah, that which does not profit you anything nor harms you?

Abdel Haleem
Abraham said, ‘How can you worship what can neither benefit nor harm you, instead of God?

Quran 21 Verse 66 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Anbiya ayat 66, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(21:66) Abraham said: “Do you, then, worship beside Allah a thing that can neither benefit you nor hurt you?


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Anbiya verse 66 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Anbiya ayat 64 which provides the complete commentary from verse 64 through 67.

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