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Surah Hajj Ayat 12 in Arabic Text

يَدْعُوا۟ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ مَا لَا يَضُرُّهُۥ وَمَا لَا يَنفَعُهُۥ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ هُوَ ٱلضَّلَـٰلُ ٱلْبَعِيدُ
Yad’oo min doonil laahi maa laa yadurruhoo wa maa laa yanfa’uh’ zaalika huwad dalaalul ba’ed

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 12

Sahih International
He invokes instead of Allah that which neither harms him nor benefits him. That is what is the extreme error.

Yusuf Ali
They call on such deities, besides Allah, as can neither hurt nor profit them: that is straying far indeed (from the Way)!

Abul Ala Maududi
He invokes, instead of Allah, those who can neither harm nor benefit him. That indeed is straying far away.

Muhsin Khan
He calls besides Allah unto that which hurts him not, nor profits him. That is a straying far away.

Pickthall
He calleth, beside Allah, unto that which hurteth him not nor benefiteth him. That is the far error.

Dr. Ghali
He invokes, apart from Allah, that which does not harm him and which neither profits him (anything); that is the thing that is in far error.

Abdel Haleem
Instead of God, they call upon what can neither harm nor help them- that is straying far away-

Quran 22 Verse 12 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Hajj ayat 12, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(22:12) He invokes, instead of Allah, those who can neither harm nor benefit him. That indeed is straying far away.


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-Hajj verse 12 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Hajj ayat 11 which provides the complete commentary from verse 11 through 13.

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